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1927 Raleigh 248cc Model 14 SOLD by Auction

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  • £2,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1927
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Price £2,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Motorcycles
Make Raleigh
Model Model 14
Year 1927
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 020 8963 2817
Status Trade
Date 10-Jul-2020
Ref C1244319
Following on from our highly successful 86% sold May auction, Bonhams Motoring are delighted to present 115 motor cars and 11 motorcycles in our 25th July Live and Online auction. For more information and to view more pictures and videos of each lot please visit - details above.

Property of a deceased's estate
1927 Raleigh 248cc Model 14
Registration no. SV 4480
Frame no. SABTVRO the details below (see text)
Engine no. M8075
Odometer reading: None fitted
MoT expiry date: Unknown

• Typical lightweight Raleigh of the Vintage era
• Believed an older restoration
• Requires re-commissioning

Britain's best-known and longest-surviving bicycle maker, Raleigh also manufactured motorcycles from 1899 to 1905 and again from 1919 to 1933. More recently, the Nottingham company offered a range of mopeds plus a scooter in the late 1950s/1960s. During the 1920s Raleigh's line-up expanded to include machines of numerous different capacities, both sidevalve and overhead-valve engined, ranging from a 175cc unitary construction lightweight to a hefty 998cc v-twin for sidecar pulling. A typical example of a lightweight Raleigh of the Vintage era, the Model 14 was manufactured between 1925 and 1927 and was powered by a 248cc single-cylinder sidevalve engine driving via a three-speed Sturmey-Archer gearbox with chain final drive. There was no front brake; presumably it was considered that the machine's relatively modest performance rendered one unnecessary. The Model 14 would have set you back around £40 when new, depending on the ancillary equipment specified.

Noteworthy features of this particular example include a P&H headlamp, a DEKLA bulb horn, and a brass plaque showing that it was supplied new by Woottens of Oxford. In 1993 the machine was issued with a DVLA frame number and given an age-related registration number, and it is likely that it was restored at around this time. (These DVLA 'SABTVRO' numbers are sometimes issued if it has not been possible to locate an original manufacturer's number.) The engine turns over but it is not known when 'SV 4480' last ran or its present mechanical condition. Sold strictly as viewed, the machine will require re-commissioning or possibly more extensive restoration before further use. Accompanying documentation consists of an old-style V5 document and the aforementioned correspondence.

£2,000 - 3,000
To be sold without reserve

Vendor Score Total: 43/100
Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.

Key for sellers' motorcycle assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Presents well | Good history file | May or may not run
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

EXTERIOR TOTAL: 11/20
Frame Paint: 4
Tinware Paint: 4
Chrome/Brightwork: 2
Plastic/Panels: 1

TRIM/PARTS TOTAL: 12/20
Saddle: 3
Wheels: 3
Cycleparts: 3
Cables: 3

ENGINE TOTAL: 7/20
Turns Over: 3
Starting: 1
Running: 1
Mechanical Components: 2

RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 8/20
Gearbox/Clutch: 2
Front Forks: 3
Rear Suspension: 1
Brakes: 2

ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 5/20
Electrics: 1
Magneto/Generator: 2
Lighting: 1
Ancillary Components: 1

Motorcycle History File:
Receipts & Invoices: No
V5C Registration Document: No – Old V5 only
Service History: No

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