1928 COVENTRY EAGLE MOTORCYCLE For Sale by Auction
Offered for sale at auction on 22nd September at Sandown Park Racecourse Esher KT10 9AJ
The Coventry Eagle offered here is an unregistered barn find with no documents and will need to be registered if to be used on the road.
It is frame number 82534 Type KUI. JAP engine which is believed to be a 300cc
In the same family ownership for circa 50 years, the bike has recently left the property near Swansea where it has been kept for half a century, and it is believed to have been in that locality since new!
In the latter 60’s, the previous owner of this Coventry Eagle arrived home with it as a surprise present for his two teenage sons to tinker with and ride around the family farm. It is likely the bike had been saved from being scrapped as apparently the prior owner was just happy to get rid of it!
It was rumoured that the bike had been ridden in the Welsh mountains for trials published in a magazine before the war, though it should be regarded as hearsay in the absence of any supporting documents. Nevertheless it would be fascinating for a new owner to try and research this.
The bike enjoyed the intended use on private land for a few years, and was laid up in an outbuilding during the 1970’s, though the brothers got it going again briefly in the 1990’s. By then, they were running the family business.
Owing to the recent passing of the elder brother, the property is being sold, so the bike was removed for disposal from the Welsh home where it has remained for several decades.There is no documentation with this bike and the new owner will need to apply to re-register it if a return to road use is intended. Should any paperwork come to light when the property is cleared, it will be passed on to the auctioneers via our vendor.
An extremely rare item which would make a fascinating winter project to refurbish. Alternatively, with such charming patination and almost being antique, it could simply be purchased for an investment or keepsake and displayed as an ornamental talking point in its current condition.
The bike is here to be sold and is entered with NO RESERVE
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