Most common eras
Bonhams 1793 Ltd – Motorcycle dept
101 New Bond Street, London
W1S 1SR
Tel:  020 8963 2817
LIVE adverts (0)

C.1939 RUDGE-WHITWORTH 499CC 'ULSTER' (LOT 331) SOLD by Auction

This advert viewed 458 times
  • £7,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1939
Message the seller
Price £7,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Motorcycles
Make Rudge
  RUDGE-WHITWORTH
Model 'ULSTER'
Year 1939
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 020 8963 2817
Status Trade
Date 21-Jul-2020
Ref C1247789
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Summer Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.

SALE TIMES
Friday 14 August Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 212) 10am
Saturday 15 August Motorcycles (Lot 301 - 462) 10am
Sunday 16 August Motorcycles (Morbidelli Collection) (Lot 501 - 704) 10am

VIEWING
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.

Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.

VIEWING TIMES
Wednesday 12 August 1pm to 5pm
Thursday 13 August 9am to 5pm
Friday 14 August 9am to 5pm
Saturday 15 August 9am to 5pm (Lots 501-704 only)

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register.

AUCTION ADDRESS
Hangar 113
Bicester Heritage
Buckingham Road
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 5HA


C.1939 RUDGE-WHITWORTH 499CC 'ULSTER' (LOT 331)
REGISTRATION NO. AMJ 473
FRAME NO. NOT VISIBLE
ENGINE NO. 6293 (SEE TEXT)
Rudge were early adopters of technology, and were one of the first to provide a four-speed gearbox, four-valve cylinder heads, and interconnected brakes, not to mention the lever-operated centre stand. The sports model was the 499cc Ulster, so named following the firm's win in the Ulster Grand prix in 1928. From 1934 the Rudge Ulster was equipped with an aluminium bronze four valve cylinder head. 'AMJ 473' was purchased by the deceased owner in 1987. He was not impressed by the quality of assembly, and therefore decided to give the bike to a professional restorer to correct the inadequacies of the previous owner. Accordingly, it was placed with Robin James of Leominster. There followed a period of work and, after exchanges of invoices and letters detailing progress, the work ended in 1988. We are not aware of whether the Rudge was ever used on the road after this time, and it has been dry garage-stored and not used since approximately 1988. The engine number on the documentation does not match that on the engine, indicating that the engine, or crankcases, have been changed. A crankcase half, numbered U1504, accompanies the machine. Requiring thorough safety checks and re-commissioning, the Rudge is sold strictly as viewed. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the vintage, suitability, and compatibility of its components prior to bidding. Documentation comprises a current V5C, an old V5C, the aforementioned correspondence/invoices, Rudge Enthusiasts Journals, plus sundry papers. The machine is presently on SORN.

£7,000 - 9,000
€7,800 - 10,000
To be sold without reserve

As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.


Car and Classic logo Compare motorbike insurance quotes Get a quote
 
Similar Adverts
Get notified about new similar ads

.....

  • 28-Aug-2020
  • Merseyside
  • Private

Due to the reduction my private collection, I am selling my Rudge. Good working condition. More info via phone, but better via email.

  • 11-Aug-2020
  • Slovakia
  • Private

Due to the reduction my private collection, I am selling my Rudge. It is rare piece, with fully radial head! Good working condition. More info via phone, but better via email.

  • 11-Aug-2020
  • Slovakia
  • Private

Originally registered on the 15th of April 1938 in Middlesex this elegant old Rudge has come to us with a binder (see photograph below) full of all sorts of great information, including many photographs,.....

I'm selling my Rudge Mini Motor which might be of interest to somebody. Selling as I have picked up a french VeloSolex. Along with my Moby X1, one of them has to go. This is a 1951 Rudge frame, twin.....

  • 19-Aug-2020
  • Warwickshire
  • Private

Manufacturer: Rudge
Model: Multi
Year: 1919
Displacement: 499 cc
Cylinder: 1
Engine type: 4-stroke / ioe
Bore / Stroke: 85 x 88 mm
Production years: 1911 - 1923

Frame number: 772424
Engine.....

This flattank Rudge "Four" is in a nice authentic old condition. It is a highly original vintage motorcycle, fitted with a 500cc engine, having a four valve cylinder head and a four speed gearbox.....

Exchange only Rudge Multi 1914 restoration project. Can be TT model
Exchange for motorcycle in minimum condition 500 cm3

Échange Rudge Multi
Échange uniquement Rudge Multi 1914 projet restauration......

  • 13-Sep-2020
  • France
  • Private

This Rudge was imported in 1927 by the general importer for Leipzig / Dresden of Neisse with Bosch magneto ignition and Nirona carbide lighting.
All numbers fit, both crankcase same number, gearbox.....

for sale . Rudge TT 350 ohv radial head. motorcycle came to Spain from France in 1989. According to collector french previous owner, this Rudge belonged Felix Ric french private rider. this.....

  • 08-Aug-2020
  • Spain
  • Private