1955 Excelsior 243cc Talisman Twin Frame no. 5PT/134 Engine no. 5642

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Lot 425
1955 Excelsior 243cc Talisman Twin
Registration no. UYC 597 Frame no. 5PT/134 Engine no. 5642

£ 1,800 - 2,200
US$ 2,300 - 2,900
To be sold without reserve
1955 Excelsior 243cc Talisman Twin
Registration no. UYC 597
Frame no. 5PT/134
Engine no. 5642
Villiers' introduction of the 2T 250cc twin-cylinder engine in 1956 gave many independent manufacturers the opportunity to add a sporting '250' to the range. Before then though, Excelsior had gone down the same route with their Talisman twin, a new introduction for 1950. The early Talisman used a plunger-suspended frame before a more modern swinging-arm version arrived for 1954. According to Somerset County Archives, 'UYC 597' was first registered in August 1955 by Parkhurst's of Yeovil. It is not known precisely when the vendor purchased the Talisman, but bills on file in his name date back to 2003, testifying to refurbishment undertaken from then onwards. An older restoration apparently in good condition, although not ridden for some time, 'UYC 597' would benefit from re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before returning to the road. The machine is offered with the aforementioned file of bills, two instruction books, and a V5C document.

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1955 Excelsior 243cc Talisman Twin Frame no. 5PT/134 Engine no. 5642
1955 Excelsior 243cc Talisman Twin Frame no. 5PT/134 Engine no. 5642
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