Lot 202 - 1938 Levis Model B
|Odometer reading||1 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £9,000|
Levis motorcycles were manufactured by Butterfields of Birmingham between 1911 and 1940 and were for many years one of England's leading manufacturers of two-stroke motorcycles. They built two-stroke machines from 1911 and added a four-stroke engine in 1928 that continued until 1941 when production ceased. The first Levis was made in the Norton works by designer Bob Newey, but James Norton, the owner of Norton, turned it down. Bob Newey then joined with the Butterfields family, Arthur, Billy, and sister Daisy, to set up the Levis motorcycle company. In 1916, the 211cc vertical two-stroke engine produced 3hp. They then adopted the slogan, 'The Master Two Stroke'.
This rare 1938 Levis model B motorcycle was fully restored a few years ago, finished with a black frame, black mud guards, chrome petrol tank and chrome wheels which have had the rim centre painted in red with gold lines to match the logo and painted sections on the petrol tank. Fitted with the Levis single cylinder 249cc, twin port engine, this motorcycle is supplied with the original buff log book from the 1950's; the V5C registration document and a large file containing information regarding Levis motorcycles. This is one of the prettiest, single cylinder motorcycles built before World War Two.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.