One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072

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Lot 414
One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet
Registration no. WGU 460F Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072

£ 55,000 - 65,000
US$ 72,000 - 85,000
One owner from new
2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet
Registration no. WGU 460F
Frame no. EV485
Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072
• Built new in 2015/2016
• Extensive upgrades
• Only circa 1,300 miles from new
• Immaculate condition

One of the world's best-known motorcycle frame makers, Swiss engineer Fritz Egli built his first frame in what would turn out to be a highly successful attempt to tame the wayward handling of his Vincent v-win race bike. The Vincent used a spine-type frame and so did Egli, though his was tubular rather than box-section and all-welded rather than bolt-up in construction. This trademark large-diameter spine has been a feature of virtually all Egli's frames made since, proving adaptable to almost all types of motorcycle engine layout from British singles to across-the-frame Japanese fours. It proved to be the complete answer to the Vincent racer's handling problems, and Fritz duly took the Swiss hill climb championship in 1968, winning every round. These days widely regarded as a marque in its own right, it is the Egli-Vincent v-twin, with its exciting combination of classic power and modern chassis technology, that has proved to be his most enduring legacy.

As Fritz Egli moved on to other projects, the machines continued to be produced in limited numbers by other specialists, and this example is the work of Frenchman Patrick Godet, the former FIM Coupe d'Endurance champion and world-famous Vincent specialist. The machine was commissioned by the current vendor and delivered in 2016. Its use since then has been limited to a track day at Snetterton and dry-weather outings on the Welsh border roads. Specification highlights include the following:

New 1,330cc 92mm-bore engine with 8.3:1 compression ratio pistons
Dynamically balanced crankshaft with lightweight con-rods
Unleaded-compatible cylinder heads
New standard four-speed gearbox with multi-plate clutch
Electric starter
12-volt alternator electrics
Electronic ignition
Mikuni 36mm carburettors
TIG and Gasflux welded frame, nickel plated
Ceriani 35mm GP forks
210mm Fontana-type magnesium 4LS front brake
5" Smiths Chronometric digital speedometer
3" Smiths Chronometric digital tachometer
Black Lightning-type rear brake
Aluminium valanced wheel rims with stainless steel polished spokes
Aluminium banana-type fuel tank
High quality shock absorbers
Godet special exhaust system and silencer

Godet's detailed specification and invoice are on file, the latter (dated 19th September 2016) for €71,050 (approximately £60,830 at that time). An exciting opportunity to acquire an Egli-Vincent for the 21st Century, built by one of the best in the business.

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.
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One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072
One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072
One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072
One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072
One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072
One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072
One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072
One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072
One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072
One owner from new, 2016 Egli-Vincent 1,330cc by Godet Frame no. EV485 Engine no. F13AB/5C/EV16072
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