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Lot 451: SanSouPap SS25A 'Coursifiée'

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

Originally in Paris, the San-Sou-Pap factory  the distinctive name meaning 'Without valves' was established in 1923, later moving to Pantin where it established a reputation as a good-quality maker of small two-strokes in what was an era of increasing post-war demand for economical transport. Originally using engine units by Ets. Train of Courbevoie, the range expanded with other power-plants, including four-stroke ones, when San-Sou-Pap became part of the Rovin concern based at Colombes. Both San-Sou-Pap and Rovin closed their doors in 1932. This machine is a rare example of the SS25A, San-Sou-Pap's last two-stroke model, retailed then at 4,350 francs. Retaining the original mechanical parts, including the hand-change, kick-start 'box, this example is well-presented in 'racerised' trim with Gurtner carburetor, Excelsior steering-damper and a mudguard pad.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number451
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€2800
Hammer Price (inc premium)€3220
Year1931
Condition rating2
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number10307
Engine numberCX 10371
Engine capacity (cc)247
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors