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The Autumn Stafford Sale – The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show / 1928 New Hudson 496cc Model 86 Frame no. 14561 Engine no. MSO 1337

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1928 New Hudson 496cc Model 86
Registration no. TVS 930 Frame no. 14561 Engine no. MSO 1337
16 October 2022, 10:00 BST
Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground

£5,000 - £8,000

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1928 New Hudson 496cc Model 86
Registration no. TVS 930
Frame no. 14561
Engine no. MSO 1337

Birmingham-based bicycle manufacturer New Hudson's first powered machine of 1903 used a clip-on Minerva engine, and this was followed by their first proper motorcycle in 1910. New Hudson made its Isle of Man TT debut in 1911 but major competition success eluded the Birmingham firm until Bert Le Vack took over racing development in 1927, becoming the first man to lap Brooklands at over 100mph on a '500' that same year. Le Vack's mount was powered by a development of New Hudson's own overhead-valve engine that had first appeared at the 1924 TT, and this handsome power unit was also used by the factory team in the 'Island' in 1927, works rider Jimmy Guthrie finishing the Senior race in 2nd place. New Hudson announced a new range for 1931, but the economic depression did little to encourage sales and in 1933 the company, by then manufacturers of Girling automotive components, ceased to build motorcycles. There was a brief return in 1940 with the New Hudson Autocycle, later built by BSA.

This overhead-valve New Hudson was acquired by the vendor's father in June 1993. Accompanying documentation consists of a VMCC dating statement; marque specialist correspondence; SORN paperwork; old/current V5/V5C documents; three MoTs (most recent expired 2012); and a substantial quantity of photocopied technical literature. Not ridden for some years, the machine will require re-commissioning before further use and thus is sold strictly as viewed.
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