Lot 190 - 1974 13112 Antelope Trials (Low-fender)

Lot 190 - 1974 13112 Antelope Trials (Low-fender)

Lot 190 - 1974 13112 Antelope Trials (Low-fender)

Lot Number 190
Registration YTC51N
Chassis Number W864ST
Engine Number 7176946
Estimate £1,000 - £2,000
Result Sold - £3,696

W.E. Wassell Ltd. was founded in 1946 by Ted Wassell to distribute spares for motorcycles. By 1967 Wassell had moved to a purpose built factory and warehouse in Burntwood and was manufacturing a large range of metal accessories and spares. In 1972, the success of the company's alloy fuel tanks and mudguards, popular with the competition fraternity, encouraged the addition of complete frame kits to be offered suitable for the BSA Bantam engine to be fitted by owners. The natural progression was for a complete machine to be developed for motorcross, enduro and trials. These were powered by Fichtel and Sachs engines at a list price of £315. Many of these machines were to be exported as Mudlark and Antelope models with some 3,000 produced in total, they were mainly with Ceriani forks, Dunlop wheels, Girling shocks and Wassell alloy components.

The low-fender Wassell Antelope seen here is a very good example of the marque in surprisingly original and un-restored condition.  Supplied with a Sachs engine and an Amal concentric carburettor, this was last taxed in 2002 and forms part of an important private (static) collection.

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