1950 Ambassador Series IV, Registration number not registere...

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£900 - £1200

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1950 Ambassador Series IV, Registration number not registered. Frame number 41192509. Engine number SER 367A 8822 Villiers probably Greeves.
Ambassador motorcycles began in 1946 by former car and motorcycle racer Kaye Don. The company was then called "U.S. Concessionaires Ltd." and was originally an importer of American cars to the UK. At first Kaye Don intended to build a motorcycle with a J.A.P. four-stroke engine and a prototype was built, however, this idea was dropped in favour of a Villiers engined machine in 1947. Villiers engines continued to be used right up until 1964.
The first motorcycles were named 'SERIES' (1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) and production was based at Ascot, Berkshire, England. The 'Series 5' was the first bike fitted with a telescopic front fork and rectified lighting. The others up to then, sported pressed steel Webb girder forks.
Previously purchased at auction as a restoration with the registration number BCP 946 (lapsed) attached, this rare machine has been partially restored although it has the wrong mudguards and petrol tank fitted, the VMMC Marque Specialist says they only know of 7 other examples.
Sold without any paperwork.

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Auction Date: 26th Mar 2022 at 1:30pm

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26th Mar 2022 1:30pm (Lots 300 to 586)

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