Bonhams : c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924

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Lot 499
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp
Registration no. BE 5312 Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924

Sold for £ 14,950 (US$ 19,274) inc. premium
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp
Registration no. BE 5312
Frame no. not visible
Engine no. F1924
Rex were early entrants to the field of motorcycle manufacture in 1900. Already making cars and tricars, the move into motorcycles was facilitated by their move into new premises in Coventry. They were active in various forms of competition, achieving good results which fed through into sales of machines. Their range of machines featured everything from 2 ¾ Hp singles to big 8 Hp V-twins. In 1919 they began to make this Model 77, intended as a sidecar machine, it features the Brampton-Biflex dual-sprung front forks, and the intriguing 'Turner Patent' sprung saddle to cushion the rider from the bumpy roads of the day. A complex sump casting contained oil to splash-feed the crankshaft and other internals. Transmission is via a Sturmey Archer three-speed gearbox. This rare machine was purchased in running order in approximately 1974/75 from well-known vintage enthusiast David Earnshaw by Oliver Langton. Langton was a renowned motorcycle competitor in the 1920s and 30s, representing England in Speedway, and competing in various other types of motorcycle sport. He was also a collector of Rex machines, along with others, in addition to motor cars. When Oliver passed away, he left a Rex motorcycle to each of his grandchildren, and this is one of those, which has remained with the family since his death in the 1980s. Documentation comprises an old-type V5 and a VE60 duplicate log book dating from 1974. Kept in dry storage since the 1980s, this machine will need re-commissioning or restoration before returning to the road with a new owner.

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c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
c.1920 Rex 550cc Model 77 4Hp Frame no. not visible Engine no. F1924
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