1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762

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Lot 368
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur
Registration no. ESU 540 Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762

£ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 3,900 - 6,600
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur
Registration no. ESU 540
Frame no. 252950
Engine no. 922762
Hoffmann built motorcycles only from 1949 to 1954. Their Gouverneur model is a rare machine featuring a boxer type four stroke twin cylinder engine with shaft drive. The vendor bought this example in 2011 in a dismantled condition and restored it to a high standard over the next five years. It comes with a V5C and various receipts. Engine work included reconditioning the crank, re-sleeving the cylinders, all new bearings etc. Since restoration only routine maintenance has been required. The only advised changes from standard specification are the fitting of a side stand of German origin, and a modification which lightens the clutch operation. We are told that this could easily be returned to standard, although it would require a longer clutch cable. It was last run in 2018. Following this brief period of inactivity light re-commissioning may be required.

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1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
1953 Hoffmann 248cc MP250 Gouverneur  Frame no. 252950 Engine no. 922762
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