1956 Motobécane 124cc Moby Montagne-Luxe Scooter Frame no. 47018 Engine no. S48483H

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Lot 632
1956 Motobécane 124cc Moby Montagne-Luxe Scooter
Registration no. AOT 134A (see text) Frame no. 47018 Engine no. S48483H

Sold for £ 1,380 (US$ 1,898) inc. premium
1956 Motobécane 124cc Moby Montagne-Luxe Scooter
Registration no. AOT 134A (see text)
Frame no. 47018
Engine no. S48483H
Founded in 1923, the French Motobécane company had by the 1970s become the world's largest manufacturer of mopeds and bicycles. The firm built lightweight motorcycles before WW2 and into the early 1960s, before changes to France's licensing laws made such machines unpopular there. This change also brought about the demise of Motobécane's scooter range, leaving only the immensely successful mopeds, the first of which had appeared in 1939. Marketed as the 'Montagne-Luxe', the Moby offered here is one of Motobécane's final scooter designs. Last taxed in 2010, the machine currently displays a total of 11,366 miles on the odometer and appears to be in original condition. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered for re-commissioning/restoration and sold strictly as viewed. The registration 'AOT 134A' is listed in the HPI and DVLA databases; nevertheless, prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves with regard to this motorcycle's registration status prior to bidding.

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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  • The frame number is SB47018. Please click the link to view the walkaround video of Lot 632: click here
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1956 Motobécane 124cc Moby Montagne-Luxe Scooter Frame no. 47018 Engine no. S48483H
1956 Motobécane 124cc Moby Montagne-Luxe Scooter Frame no. 47018 Engine no. S48483H
1956 Motobécane 124cc Moby Montagne-Luxe Scooter Frame no. 47018 Engine no. S48483H
1956 Motobécane 124cc Moby Montagne-Luxe Scooter Frame no. 47018 Engine no. S48483H
1956 Motobécane 124cc Moby Montagne-Luxe Scooter Frame no. 47018 Engine no. S48483H
1956 Motobécane 124cc Moby Montagne-Luxe Scooter Frame no. 47018 Engine no. S48483H
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