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Lot 419: VéloSolex 2200 Moped

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

Developed in the late 1930s, the French VéloSolex first appeared in 1946, just in time to exploit the post-war boom in moped sales. In what many considered an act of Gallic eccentricity, the designers chose not to put the engine in the conventional position in the centre of the frame, but above the front wheel, which the single-cylinder two-stroke motor drove via a roller. The VéloSolex was also assembled in the UK using a combination of British and French components but was nowhere near as successful in Britain where it was subject to the same licensing requirements as a motorcycle. Pressure from rival manufacturers eventually forced the introduction of more conventional models but the original VéloSolex remained an immutable fixture of the range. There are no documents with this Lot.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
Lot Number419
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€400
Hammer Price (inc premium)€460
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Engine capacity (cc)49
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