c.1915 Regal V-Twin Project. No paperwork.
This veteran/vintage project consists of a V Twin frame, with a Jardine 4 speed gearbox.
Regal motorcycles were produced by Ernest Smith and Woodhouse of Birmingham, from 1912 to 1915.
John Jardine Ltd of Nottingham built advanced gearboxes for motorcycles which were fitted to many makes including Abingdon, Coulson, Rudge, Invicta, and N.U.T. The four speed box was introduced in 1915.
A Victorian silver pair cased pocket watch, Birmingham 1841, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, the movement numbered 7116, 52mm
Victor Wilkins For G Plan, a teak sideboard, c.1970s, with drinks cabinet, then three drawers, (one with cutlery compartment) and two cupboard doors, 197 x 44 x 74 cm.
A Zippo Lighter Set, consisting of six limited edition Zippo lighter depicting scenes from the 1979 film Alien (incorrect case), with sculpted native American Tomahawk, in a glazed hinged case with 'Al Agnew Tribal Lights Collection' badge
1928 Triumph Super Seven two seater de Luxe, 832cc. Registration number WW 5202. Chassis number 5282. Engine number 5292.
The Triumph Motor Company of Priory Street, Coventry, produced its first car in 1923. The Super Seven, produced between 1927 and 1932, was their third model, designed by Arthur Sykes late of Lea Francis, and Stanley Edge who had assisted Herbert Austin in designing the Seven, and was targeted at the quality economy slot previously filled by Humber and Talbot. Launched in 1927 it had a 832 c.c. side-valve engine with a three bearing crankshaft, mated to a three speed gearbox. It had hydraulic brakes on all four wheels and a transmission handbrake, with a worm drive axle. The 81ins wheelbase frame had semi-elliptics at the front, quarter elliptics at the rear, the wheels could be either artillery or wire. With a top speed of 53 m.p.h. it could cruise at 40 m.p.h. and return fuel consumption rates of 35 to 40 m.p.g.
During the long production run many body styles were offered including; 4-Seater Tourer, 2/4-Seater Tourer, Super-Charged Sports, 2-Seater Gnat, Coachbuilt Saloons, Fabric Saloons, 2-Seater Fixed Head Coupe, Close Coupled Saloon Landaulette, Tickford Sunshine Saloon and 4-Door Pillarless Saloon. Prices varied from £149 10s for a 1927 Popular Tourer to £198 for a 1931 Tickford Sunshine Saloon. It is estimated that just under 15,000 Super Sevens were produced with many being exported to Australia in ‘rolling chassis’ form and some 158 are believed surviving. A supercharged model with a smaller 747cc engine was also available from 1929-30 which could hit 80mph. It was replaced by the Super Eight, a rebadged Super Seven, with the addition of wire wheels, the option of a 4-speed gearbox and bumpers fitted as standard.
WW was first registered in Leeds on the 24th March 1928 and its early history is unknown. In 1960 it was photographed at a rally by persons unknown. It was sold by Alec Fenby in June 1998 to our vendors father. He was a retired engineer and started work on getting it mobile again, the brakes were stripped and new pads obtained, the carb was removed and a similar example obtained. Unfortunately the project stalled and it remained partially stripped until our vendor inherited it in 2002. It has remained in the same condition for his tenure.
Now being sold as the storage facility is no available, it is sold with the V5C, V5 and receipt from Fenby. The Pre 1940 Triumph Motor Club would be very happy to welcome the new custodian to its ranks
1919 A.B.C. Skootamota, 125cc. Registration number BS 9085 (non transferrable), frame number 3428. Engine number 3135.
Although the American-made Motoped of 1915 and Autoped of 1917 are acknowledged as the first recognisable motor scooters, they were soon followed by the British-made Skootamota. Introduced in 1919, the Skootamota was the work of engineering genius Granville Bradshaw, creator of the advanced ABC flat-twin motorcycle. Although designed and introduced while Bradshaw was working for ABC, the Skootamota was manufactured and marketed by Gilbert Campling Ltd of London W1. Granville Bradshaw’s clever design for the Skootamota featured a simple tubular steel frame with a flat platform and a rear brake pedal. Small spoked wheels were fitted front and back, adjustable height handlebars had controls for the throttle and the front brake (and exhaust valve), and an adjustable height seat was fitted with a sprung saddle to compensate for the lack of suspension. The single-cylinder engine was mounted horizontally over the rear wheel, with a fuel tank above it to gravity feed the carburettor. The motor has a capacity of 123cc, early engines were intake-over-exhaust with later models using overhead valve engines.
This left plenty of space for women to ride regardless of what they were wearing, many men preferred them too as they were a little more comfortable than a traditional motorcycle, and less likely to crumple their suits. Hailed by its maker as 'the dependable little motor-machine that will take you anywhere you want to go in comfort, at little cost and with safety – anywhere, anytime,' the runaway success of the design led to a slew of copycat designs, as a result the Skootamota was only sold from 1919 to 1922 when production ceased due to overwhelming competition.
BS was re-registered with DVLA in October 1983 and by 1991 was with Lawrence Bell of Whitby, our vendor buying it in 2004. It has a dealers sticker for L.T. Richardson of Newcastle and appears to be in unrestored condition. Unused whilst being on display in his private museum it should not be too hard to get this rare and early machine on the road.
Sold with the V5C, an original instruction booklet envelope, photocopy of the contents and a display board.
1977 Laverda Jota 180, 981cc. Registration number TTM 240R. Frame number LAV 1000 5512. Engine number 1000 *5512*.
Laverda began with the manufacture of farm machinery, diversifying into production of small capacity motorcycles in 1949. Increases in capacity and variations of design (including a scooter) followed over the years. They eventually offered a large-capacity 650cc twin in 1966, which was soon enlarged to 750. In 1969 Laverda exhibited their first three-cylinder machine which was to take until 1972 before being offered to the public as the 3C, later becoming the 3C(E). At the instigation of the British importer, Roger Slater, performance was enhanced by Laverda and the 3C(E) became the Jota. The 180 had the distinction of being the fastest production motorcycle in the world in the late 1970s, at over 140mph.
The Jota model ran from 1976 through to 1982 and is powered by a 981cc DOHC air cooled inline triple with a dry weight of 234 kg. Originally fitted with a crankshaft with 180° crankpin phasing and ignition timing on the right hand side of the engine till 1980. Then in 1981 the ignition timing which was by then electronic, was moved to the left side and in 1982 the Jota 120° was released which had the crankpin phasing to 120°.
TTM comes with a Slaters confirmation of import into the UK on the 23rd March 1977 and was allocated to Morphy Motorcycles of Tring. It was sold to Charles Jones of Northampton on the 16th of May 1977, our vendor buying it from him in July 2012. There are MOT certificates from 1984 at 6,966 miles, 1988 at 7,564 miles, 1992 at 8,022 miles, 1996 at 8,335 miles, 1998 at 9,218 miles, 1999 at 9,938 miles and the current 23/07/2021 at 10,382 miles.
There are various receipts of file for work undertaken and replacement parts.
It is rare to find an original Jota that has not been restored but cared for with proven background. When collected from the vendor it fired up with ease and sounded wonderful.
Only being sold due to ill health, it comes with the V5C, current MOT, past MOT's and history folder.
Seiko, Navigator Timer, a stainless steel automatic watch with dual time zone, c.1970's, ref. 6117-6410, no. 031105, cal 6117B, 17 jewel movement, stainless steel bracelet with fold over clasp, diameter 41mm, two spare links, box and instruction booklet.
An Old Head Victorian Sovereign, 1899
An RAC illuminated wall hanging lantern, with copper top, perspex panelling, cast aluminium body and cast alloy mount.