Lot 143 - 1949 Brockhouse Corgi

Lot 143 - 1949 Brockhouse Corgi

Lot 143 - 1949 Brockhouse Corgi

Lot Number 143
Registration HVS 327
Estimate No Reserve

Founded by managing director John Dolphin at the end of the Second World War in 1946 the Corgi Motorcycle Company was formed to develop a civilian version of his 98cc Welbike, which had been designed at The Frythe in Hertfordshire to be dropped by parachute to support airborne troops. Brockhouse Engineering of Southport built the Mk. III Corgi scooters, powered by an Excelsior Spryt Autocycle engine under licence. Many of these were exported to the United States between 1947 and 1954. Sold through a department store, the Corgi was branded the Indian Papoose in the US market. This example presents in black with a red tank and benefits from optional external two speed gearbox, a running and riding example with UK V5 registration certificate, Vintage Motorcycle club dating certificate, and handbook.

Guide Price £2,000 - £4,000

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