Lot 451: SanSouPap SS25A 'Coursifiée'
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.
Grand Palais Sale|
Bonhams, Paris, France
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||€3220|
|Engine number||CX 10371|
|Engine capacity (cc)||247|
|Engine - cylinders|
|Number of doors|