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Lot 422: Magnat Debon SSD

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

Originally founded in 1893 by Joseph Magnat and Luis Debon in Lyon as a bicycle manufacturing company which moved into motorcycles Magnat Debon, later based in Grenoble, were financially controlled by the Dijon-based Terrot concern from 1923. Although at first the two makes remained distinct from each other, as the century progressed the two converged with Magnat Debon increasingly becoming a 'sous-marque' of the parent company, using Terrot components. By the 1950s the makes were almost identical, differences being mainly in colour scheme and badging, the Terrot OSSD forming the base for both. Mechanically, the firm's 'square' OHV 250 was a reliable and sporting ride and is a sought-after model. This example, to original specification, has a current Carte Grise and should respond well to re-commissioning and the usual safety checks.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number422
Estimate€2800-€3200
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1955
Condition rating0
Registration number5155 VG 61
Mileage-
Chassis number437727 MOD
Engine numberM234756
Engine capacity (cc)250
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors