1925 OK-Bradshaw 350cc Sports Frame no. 7173 Engine no. 4003

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1925 OK-Bradshaw 350cc Sports
Registration no. SV 7689 Frame no. 7173 Engine no. 4003

Sold for £ 12,650 (US$ 17,011) inc. premium
1925 OK-Bradshaw 350cc Sports
Registration no. SV 7689
Frame no. 7173
Engine no. 4003
OK - the 'Supreme' came later - was founded by bicycle manufacturer Humphries & Dawes of Birmingham. The company experimented with powered two-wheelers in the 20th Century's early years before exhibiting a Precision-engined range in 1911. When Charles Dawes and Ernie Humphries split in 1926, the latter continued motorcycle production using the name 'OK-Supreme'.

This restored OK is fitted with one of Granville Bradshaw's overhead-valve, oil-cooled engines, a design used by various makes and commonly referred to as the 'oil boiler'. Registered new as 'WT 8936', the machine was first owned by one Joseph Albert Grey and next (from March 1978) by Raymond Henry Walker of Ilkley, Yorkshire, as recorded in the accompanying old-style continuation logbook. The current vendor has owned the OK since March 2000. Forming part of a collection of Granville Bradshaw-related motorcycles, 'SV 7689' has been ridden on runs and Sunday pub trips. Unused for the last few years, the OK has recently been started and ridden on a short trip, performing well. Accompanying documentation consists of a V5C Registration Certificate and the aforementioned logbook. A spare carburettor is included in the sale. It should be noted that the engine number is incorrectly recorded in the V5C.

Footnotes

  • 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.

Saleroom notices

  • The engine number is 2989. There is no spare carburettor offered with the Lot.
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1925 OK-Bradshaw 350cc Sports Frame no. 7173 Engine no. 4003
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