c.1950 Motoconfort Twin-engined Motorcycle Frame no. 549580 Engine no. 704710 and 533248

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Lot 82
c.1950 Motoconfort Twin-engined Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered Frame no. 549580 Engine no. 704710 and 533248

Sold for £ 9,200 (US$ 12,697) inc. premium
c.1950 Motoconfort Twin-engined Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. 549580
Engine no. 704710 and 533248
A French firm once independent, Motoconfort was a subsidiary of the much larger Motobécane concern from 1930 onwards. Although simple, moped-style 'BMA' machines were immensely popular in inter-war France, many riders wanted lightweight motorcycles capable of more than purely local journeys, and Motoconfort was happy to oblige. In its early days Motoconfort used proprietary engines, including those of the British firms J A Prestwich (JAP) and Blackburne, and from 1930 onwards those of its parent company, Motobécane. Unfortunately, nothing is known of the origins of this almost certainly unique twin-engined Motoconfort, which is powered by two overhead-valve singles, linked together by chain. There are no documents with this Lot.

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c.1950 Motoconfort Twin-engined Motorcycle Frame no. 549580 Engine no. 704710 and 533248
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