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The Autumn Stafford Sale – The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show / 1939 Nimbus 750 Sport Frame no. 5170 Engine no. none visible

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1939 Nimbus 750 Sport
Registration no. 954 YUY Frame no. 5170 Engine no. none visible
16 October 2022, 10:00 BST
Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground

£7,000 - £9,000

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1939 Nimbus 750 Sport
Registration no. 954 YUY
Frame no. 5170
Engine no. none visible

Unusual in producing four-cylinder machines only, the Danish firm of Fisker & Nielsen introduced the Nimbus motorcycle in 1919. Their products were of advanced design, using shaft final drive and pressed steel frames from the start of production, and pioneering the telescopic front fork in the 1930s. Motorcycle production was suspended in 1928, and when the Nimbus re-appeared in 1934 it was with a power unit that showed strong car influence, with integral crankcase/cylinder block in cast iron and a detachable alloy sump. The cast-iron cylinder head was topped by an alloy housing for the single overhead camshaft, the latter being driven by shaft-and-bevel gears. A single-plate clutch transmitted power to the three-speed gearbox. Foot change for the gearbox, a beefier front fork and larger brakes had been added by the end of the 1930s, but from then onwards changes were few until series production ended in 1954.

This rare Sport model formerly belonged to Mr Bart Crauwels in Belgium and had been completely restored by him when it was purchased by the current vendor at a UK auction in 2013. At that time the Nimbus had covered only some 3,000 kilometres since restoration, and the vendor has added only another 100-or-so over the last 10 years. Last run in March 2022, the machine has required nothing apart from a new battery and was described by the private vendor as running very well when last out and offered in generally very good condition. Offered with keys and a V5C.
Offered with key

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