Bonhams : 1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694

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Lot 614N
1912 Frera 2½hp
Registration no. not registered Engine no. 21694

£ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 13,000 - 19,000
1912 Frera 2½hp
Registration no. not registered
Engine no. 21694
'For many years a leading make. Built 320cc and 570cc singles and 795cc V-twins, afterwards also a big 1140cc sv V-twin. During the 1920s, Frera machines had a very Sunbeam-like black and gold appearance and were designed on English lines.' – Tragatsch.

Società Anonima Frera was founded in Tradate, Italy in 1906 by Corrado Frera. At first the company built bicycles, motorcycles and cars, although production of the latter ceased in 1913. For a while a 269cc two-stroke model featured in the range but during the inter-war years the bulk of production consisted of 350 and 500 four-strokes of both sidevalve and overhead-valve configuration. Frera was active in competitions during the 1920s and 1930s, being favoured by riders such as Felice Macchi, Virginio Fieschi, Mario Acerboni, Edoardo Self, Mario Ventura, and F J Meyer. The company ceased production in the mid-1950s.

This Veteran-era Frera ultra-lightweight is powered by a 2½hp (approximately 300cc) four-stroke engine with the IOE valve gear, which drives the rear wheel directly by belt; there is also the provision of pedal assistance. Purchased for the vendor's private collection some 20 years ago, it is an older restoration and the machine is described by the vendor as in working order, having been cared for by the owner's in-house mechanic. Offered with an ASI certificate.
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1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
1912 Frera 2½hp Engine no. 21694
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