Bonhams : 1925 Automoto 125cc Frame no. 50847 Engine no. A811564
1925 Automoto 125cc Frame no. 50847 Engine no. A811564

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Lot 459N
1925 Automoto 125cc
Registration no. not registered Frame no. 50847 Engine no. A811564

Sold for £ 2,300 (US$ 2,883) inc. premium
1925 Automoto 125cc
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. 50847
Engine no. A811564
According to Tragatsch, the French Automoto of pre-1939 days was 'a typical "farmers machine" of great durability'. Founded in 1902 in Saint-Étienne, the firm specialised in the manufacture of robust, high quality motorcycles using proprietary engines supplied by Chaise, Zürcher, JAP, and Villiers, as well as those of its own manufacture. After WW2, they also used the French AMC engines. During the 1930s, the Automoto range included two-stroke-powered models ranging from 100cc to 250cc in capacity, and four-strokes from 175cc to 500cc. Offerings in the latter category included models powered by sidevalve, overhead-valve, and overhead-camshaft engines, the 'cammy' model having a unitary-construction Chaise engine.

Consolidation of the French motorcycle industry saw Automoto join the group headed by Peugeot in 1930, which also included Terrot and Magnat-Debon. After WW2, the Automoto range continued to feature both two-stroke and four-stroke models, the former powered by Aubier-Dunne engines and the latter by AMC overhead-valve units. Automoto was later fully absorbed by Peugeot and ceased to exist in 1962.

An older restoration, this rare French lightweight would benefit from detailing. There are no documents with this Lot.

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1925 Automoto 125cc Frame no. 50847 Engine no. A811564
1925 Automoto 125cc Frame no. 50847 Engine no. A811564
1925 Automoto 125cc Frame no. 50847 Engine no. A811564
1925 Automoto 125cc Frame no. 50847 Engine no. A811564
1925 Automoto 125cc Frame no. 50847 Engine no. A811564
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