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1955 EXCELSIOR 243CC TALISMAN TWIN (LOT 425) SOLD by Auction

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  • £1,800 Auction Estimate
  • 1955
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Price £1,800 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Motorcycles
Make Excelsior
Model TALISMAN TWIN
Year 1955
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 020 8963 2817
Status Trade
Date 22-Jul-2020
Ref C1248276
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


1955 EXCELSIOR 243CC TALISMAN TWIN (LOT 425)
REGISTRATION NO. UYC 597
FRAME NO. 5PT/134
ENGINE NO. 5642
Villiers' introduction of the 2T 250cc twin-cylinder engine in 1956 gave many independent manufacturers the opportunity to add a sporting '250' to the range. Before then though, Excelsior had gone down the same route with their Talisman twin, a new introduction for 1950. The early Talisman used a plunger-suspended frame before a more modern swinging-arm version arrived for 1954. According to Somerset County Archives, 'UYC 597' was first registered in August 1955 by Parkhurst's of Yeovil. It is not known precisely when the vendor purchased the Talisman, but bills on file in his name date back to 2003, testifying to refurbishment undertaken from then onwards. An older restoration apparently in good condition, although not ridden for some time, 'UYC 597' would benefit from re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before returning to the road. The machine is offered with the aforementioned file of bills, two instruction books, and a V5C document.

£1,800 - 2,200
€2,000 - 2,500
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.

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