1930 Gnome Rhone Combination SOLD

Grandes Marques Auction, MECC, Maastricht NL, Saturday 13th January 2007

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The All British Engine Company, Ltd. of London England was founded in 1912, by Ronald Charteris and the chief engineer Granville Bradshaw. They built a variety of machines, featuring flat twin 'boxer' engines of 400 and 500 cc. The company name was later changed and bikes built in England, France and Germany were branded "ABC".

There were at least three British firms producing ABC motorcycles including machines designed by Granville Bradshaw. The best known were produced by the Sopwith company, better known for aviation manufacture. Although of quite advanced design they proved unreliable and eventually this caused the company's downfall. A derivation of the Sopwith machine was built under licence at a Gnome & Rhone factory in France with rather more success.

This motorcycle and combination has been dry stored for some years having resided in a private collection, its period military livery is original 'distressed' condition, but overall this motorcycle is in sound order.

Reference Number 5519

as of 12/22/2006

Car 1930 Gnome Rhone Combination
VIN 167536