Bonhams : c.1957 Jawa 248cc 553-01
c.1957 Jawa 248cc 553-01

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Lot 271N
c.1957 Jawa 248cc 553-01
Registration no. not UK registered

Sold for £ 1,725 (US$ 2,197) inc. premium
c.1957 Jawa 248cc 553-01
Registration no. not UK registered
Jawa was founded in 1929 by Frantisek Janecek in Prague. He purchased the rights to the manufacture of Wanderer motorcycles and began producing machines soon after, under the Jawa name which was a conflation of his surname and Wanderer. Jawa found a degree of success in motocross and enduro competitions. The vendor acquired this machine in the belief that it was the machine with which Jaromir Cizek won the European Motocross championship in 1958, although there is no evidence to support this. Accordingly, prospective bidders must satisfy themselves as to the authenticity of this machine prior to bidding. This machine is thought to be unrestored with some minor possible repainting. It has a vin plate present, but it is unstamped. Part of the collection for some years, it will require re-commissioning prior to further use. Whilst the engine turns over, its mechanical condition is unknown. There are no documents present, and it is sold strictly as viewed.

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  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
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c.1957 Jawa 248cc 553-01
c.1957 Jawa 248cc 553-01
c.1957 Jawa 248cc 553-01
c.1957 Jawa 248cc 553-01
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