1965 Royal Enfield Continental GT, 248cc. Registration numbe...



£2200 - £2600


1965 Royal Enfield Continental GT, 248cc. Registration number KHH 132C. Frame number 71064. Engine number GT 16841.
In the early 1960's Cafe Racers were all the rage and Royal Enfield wanted to get into the first bike market; at the time, 250cc motorcycles were learner-legal prior to passing the official riding test. Young, hard-up pseudo racers would dress up their machines in whatever way they could afford; home made clip-on handlebars, racing style seats, air scoops for brakes and rudimentary rear set footrests.
R.E. started with the Crusader Sports and they upgraded many parts to make the Continental GT in 1963, a five speed gearbox, clip-ons, rear sets, ‘jelly mould’ fibreglass petrol tank with quick release filler cap, dual seat with racing rear hump, an air scoop for the front brake and sporty touches like exposed rear springs, ball end levers, Smiths instruments and a fly screen. The engine had a compression of 9.5:1, 1 1/8" Amal Monobloc, large diameter racing crankcase breathing tube, 5 speed gearbox and the GT could approach 85MPH.
KHH has a dating certificate from the R.E. Owners Club, stating matching numbers and dispatched in 1965, our vendor registering it with the DVLA in April 2022. It has not been run yet but has good compression, the gearbox appears not to be working properly and a new remote gear linkage is offered with it.
Sold with the V5C and dating certificate.

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Hi the vendor, who is now too old to restore the bike, bought it a while ago as a non runner with the intention of restoring it. He told me the gearbox was playing up and has bought a new remote gear linkage rod for it. The engine has good compression on the kickstart so I'm sure it has internals.
kind regards Andy

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