1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)

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Lot 584
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port
Registration no. DE 7081 Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)

Sold for £ 14,950 (US$ 20,564) inc. premium
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port
Registration no. DE 7081
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
Between the wars Cottons were well known for their distinctive triangulated frames which connected the top and bottom of the headstock to the rear wheel spindle by four straight tubes. As a result of this unique frame design they were equally renowned for their superb handling. Racing successes included Stanley Woods' inaugural TT win in the 1923 Junior, and a memorable 1-2-3 in the 1926 Lightweight TT. The "model 25 two port" model offered here was effectively top of the range in 1929. Blackburne engines were the more common power plant in the late vintage years, but JAP engines were also catalogued, and it is a JAP which is fitted to this example. The Cotton is accompanied by a V5C and a continuation buff logbook which shows that since 1938 it has been based in Kent, and that the late owner, a time served vintage motorcycle enthusiast, acquired it over 51 years ago in March 1969. Little is known of the Cotton's mechanical state, but it makes for a fascinating and unusual project. Both the old and new registration documents show the engine number as KOY/6... but the 6 is in fact an "S" as listed above. We were unable to locate the frame number on our initial inspection. Two pairs of exhaust pipes thought to have been intended for this machine are included. There are some obvious missing items e.g. chaincases, silencers, footrests, & toolboxes. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the motorcycle's completeness and mechanical condition.

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1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
1929 Cotton 496cc Model 25 Twin-Port Frame no. to be advised Engine no. KOY/S 21382 (see text)
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