1961 Dot 250cc Works Replica Trials For Sale by Auction
In post-war years Dot concentrated on the production of Villiers-engined lightweights, becoming a major force to be reckoned with in the trials and scrambles fields. The Dot was the most successful lightweight scrambler from the late 1940s right up to the 1960s when Greeves took over. Dot also offered a trials model, although major successes in that discipline would not be achieved until 1958 and the return from National Service of Eric Adcock, who would go on to win over 750 awards for the Mancunian manufacturer. This Dot Works Replica was purchased by the vendor in 2016 having belonged to the same family since 1961. Presented in oily rag running condition following a lengthy period in storage, the machine will nevertheless require re-commissioning, and possibly more extensive restoration, before further use. Sold strictly as viewed, it comes with its original old-style logbook; a Dot Motorcycle Club dating certificate; a V5C document; and numerous bills for parts purchased during 2015-2016.
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Winter Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.
Friday 11 December
Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 112) 9am
The National Motorcycle Museum Reserve Collection (Lots 201 – 252) 11am
Saturday 12 December
Motorcycles (Day 2) (Lots 501 – 708) 10am
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 by clicking 'Message the seller' with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.
Wednesday 9 December 9am to 5pm
Thursday 10 December 9am to 5pm
Friday 11 December 9am to 5pm (Lots 501 – 708 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 using the 'Message the seller' button.
COLLECTION OF PURCHASED LOTS
Motorcycle lots must be cleared from the sale venue by 2pm Sunday 13 December 2020. Limited collection is available until 2pm Monday 14 December, by appointment only. If collecting Monday, please access Bicester Heritage via the 'Main Gate', Buckingham Road, OX26 5HA. Please email us using the 'Message the seller' button with your collection or transport instructions as soon as possible following your successful bid. Failure to instruct Bonhams by the given time will result in your vehicle being uplifted to store at your expense, as detailed in the Conditions of Sale. Buyers should satisfy themselves that they have collected all relevant log books, documents and keys relating to their Lot(s) at time of collection.
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