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Lot 417: Monet-Goyon Starlett S2GDC

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

In 1916 Joseph Monet and Adrien Goyon commenced the manufacture of un-powered tricycles for disabled servicemen injured in The Great War, an activity they would maintain until 1939. The Macon-based company built its first powered two-wheeler around 1919 when it obtained rights to the Wall Autowheel, a self-contained, motorised wheel that attached to a bicycle. This same engine was also used to power the Automouche ('motor fly') tricycle and the Vélauto scooter. Many years later the company returned to the scooter market, launching the 98cc Villiers-powered Starlett in 1953, although in appearance the Alexis Kow-designed Starlett looked more like a fully enclosed moped, albeit one of exceptional beauty. This repainted Starlett is offered with French Carte Grise normale.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number417
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€1500
Hammer Price (inc premium)€1725
Year1957
Condition rating
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number31129
Engine number31129
Engine capacity (cc)98
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors