Posted 3 years ago
I am trying to indentify this antique motorcycle. The motor is made by Villier's Engineering. So far I can't find where Villier's actually made a motorcycle. This is what I know about it:
Antique Motorcycle with Villier's Engineering 2-stroke motor, 1940-1944
Made by Villier's Engineering, vintage of around 1935-1944. The dates I have based on some pictures I found of Villier's engines, I could be wrong.
Single cylinder, 2-stroke. Gas tank has a built-in oil measuring cup to mix the gas & oil.
The motorcycle is about 98% complete. Needs restoring. Motor turns.
This appears to be a very rare motorcycle. I think Villier's Engineering was a predecessor to Norton Motorbikes.
Here are the numbers from the frame: P11529297, C153 MB, C151, 179 M&B, C161+.
Numbers from right side of engine: Patent 531639, F38, 786, 227A 70335.
Numbers on right side of cylinder: 7095 PF2.
Writing and numbers on emblem on right side of engine: THE VILLIER'S ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED USE WAKEFIELD V.E.C. WOLVERHAMPTON PATENT CASTROL XL.
Tires: 3.00 - 19 Avon Speedmaster Made In England E24038.
I would appreciate any more information about this interesting find. I wanted to restore it, but I can't seem to find the time.