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1953 HOFFMANN 248CC MP250 GOUVERNEUR (LOT 368) SOLD by Auction

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  • £3,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1953
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Price £3,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Motorcycles
Make HOFFMANN
Model MP250 GOUVERNEUR
Year 1953
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 020 8963 2817
Status Trade
Date 21-Jul-2020
Ref C1247899
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


1953 HOFFMANN 248CC MP250 GOUVERNEUR (LOT 368)
REGISTRATION NO. ESU 540
FRAME NO. 252950
ENGINE NO. 922762
Hoffmann built motorcycles only from 1949 to 1954. Their Gouverneur model is a rare machine featuring a boxer type four stroke twin cylinder engine with shaft drive. The vendor bought this example in 2011 in a dismantled condition and restored it to a high standard over the next five years. It comes with a V5C and various receipts. Engine work included reconditioning the crank, re-sleeving the cylinders, all new bearings etc. Since restoration only routine maintenance has been required. The only advised changes from standard specification are the fitting of a side stand of German origin, and a modification which lightens the clutch operation. We are told that this could easily be returned to standard, although it would require a longer clutch cable. It was last run in 2018. Following this brief period of inactivity light re-commissioning may be required.

£3,000 - 5,000
€3,300 - 5,600

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.


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