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Property of a deceased's estate, 1940 OEC 350/500cc Commodore (see text) Frame no. 2000 Engine n...

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Property of a deceased's estate, 1940 OEC 350/500cc Commodore (see text) Frame no. 2000 Engine n...
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Property of a deceased's estate 1940 OEC 350/500cc Commodore (see text) Registration no. CKG 53 Frame no. 2000 Engine no. 47/G3L 4646 Best remembered for its curious 'duplex' form of steering gear and Claude Temple's record-breaking exploits on the mighty OEC-Temple-Anzani, the Osborn Engineering Company commenced motorcycle manufacture in 1914. The Gosport-based firm began by making motorcycles under contract to engine manufacturer Blackburne before marketing machines under its own name from 1920. OEC also made its own engines under the 'Atlanta' name but mainly relied on proprietary power units from JAP. As well as the patented duplex steering, introduced in 1927, the firm offered rear springing from 1929. An option at first, this looked like a 'plunger' arrangement but in fact used a pivoted fork. By the late 1930s, the rear springing was standard and the duplex steering optional. JAP and Matchless engines were used towards the middle of the decade, then AJS engines from early 1937 onwards. The company's top-of-the-range sports model, this rare OEC Commodore was first registered on 8th July 1940 a '500', but has since been fitted with a replacement Matchless G3L 350cc engine dating from 1947. However, it has not proved possible to determine the actual engine capacity with any certainty. Accompanying documentation consists of an old-type V5C and a continuation buff logbook from 1959 issued by the West Riding of Yorkshire County Council and listing the following owners: Fred Sunderland, Knottingley (1959) Edwin Ward, Pontefract (1959) Alan Senior, Dewsbury (1960) George Nixon, Wakefield (unknown) The vendor's late brother (1978) Apparently not used for some time, the machine will require re-commissioning or more extensive restoration before further use and thus is sold strictly as viewed (the engine turns over). A new V5C document has been applied for. Key not required Footnotes: All lots are sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding. REQUEST A TRANSPORT QUOTE Please click the link to request a transport quote from our recommended transport company, Moving Motorcycles. To request a UK or European shipping quote - Moving Motorcycles To request an International shipping quote - Shippio Saleroom notices: Please note this lot is offered with a V5C For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com For further information about this lot please visit the lot listing

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Property of a deceased's estate 1940 OEC 350/500cc Commodore (see text) Registration no. CKG 53 Frame no. 2000 Engine no. 47/G3L 4646 Best remembered for its curious 'duplex' form of steering gear and Claude Temple's record-breaking exploits on the mighty OEC-Temple-Anzani, the Osborn Engineering Company commenced motorcycle manufacture in 1914. The Gosport-based firm began by making motorcycles under contract to engine manufacturer Blackburne before marketing machines under its own name from 1920. OEC also made its own engines under the 'Atlanta' name but mainly relied on proprietary power units from JAP. As well as the patented duplex steering, introduced in 1927, the firm offered rear springing from 1929. An option at first, this looked like a 'plunger' arrangement but in fact used a pivoted fork. By the late 1930s, the rear springing was standard and the duplex steering optional. JAP and Matchless engines were used towards the middle of the decade, then AJS engines from early 1937 onwards. The company's top-of-the-range sports model, this rare OEC Commodore was first registered on 8th July 1940 a '500', but has since been fitted with a replacement Matchless G3L 350cc engine dating from 1947. However, it has not proved possible to determine the actual engine capacity with any certainty. Accompanying documentation consists of an old-type V5C and a continuation buff logbook from 1959 issued by the West Riding of Yorkshire County Council and listing the following owners: Fred Sunderland, Knottingley (1959) Edwin Ward, Pontefract (1959) Alan Senior, Dewsbury (1960) George Nixon, Wakefield (unknown) The vendor's late brother (1978) Apparently not used for some time, the machine will require re-commissioning or more extensive restoration before further use and thus is sold strictly as viewed (the engine turns over). A new V5C document has been applied for. Key not required Footnotes: All lots are sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding. REQUEST A TRANSPORT QUOTE Please click the link to request a transport quote from our recommended transport company, Moving Motorcycles. To request a UK or European shipping quote - Moving Motorcycles To request an International shipping quote - Shippio Saleroom notices: Please note this lot is offered with a V5C For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com For further information about this lot please visit the lot listing

Saleroom Notice:
Please note this lot is offered with a V5C

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