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Description


1934 AJW "Flying Fox" Rare Quality British Pre War Bike

Powered by Rudge 500cc single, 4 valve OHV "Python" motor. This example claims the Ulster head. Fueled by a "Bowden" carburetor and the power is transmitted through a  4 speed hand change "Rudge" gearbox. Period publications claim 75 MPH+ achievable in its day. The girder front forks are of "Druid" manufacture and really work well. This example carries the frame number 33337 and engine number 8349. A dating letter confirms this AJW to have been built 02/05/1933. Sold by Pride And Clark of London, registered 09/07/1934. Not cheap at 56/10s so as it was the height of the depression that's why it hung about a bit I reckon! Today presented in excellent condition. Easy to start and rides beautifully.

For those of you not familiar with an "AJW" motor cycle, they were a small output quality motor cycle builder. The founder being "Arther John Wheaton", based in Exeter and founded  in 1926. The company made some super bikes of reputable quality of its day, with its rival being "Brough" of Nottingham. The first motors used were "MAG" of Switzerland and the 996cc V-twin British Anzani engine, along with the overhead valve JAP engine. Frames were manufactured by "Brough". In later years came models such as the "Grey Fox", "Red Panther", "Silver Fox", "Silver Vixen", "Vixen", "Flying Vixen", "Speed Fox", "Red Fox" and of course the "Flying Fox". A very exclusive brand of its time. The company survived the Great Depression of the 1930s but  production stopped completely for the duration of the Second World War. After WWII the company changed hands twice and the last "AJW" motorcycle produced was the 125cc Fox Cub in 1953. "AJW Motor Cycles Limited" traded until 1981 as an importer of Italian motorcycles. As far as the "Flying Fox" we have on offer is concerned, I am informed that one example is in Australia, two more are in the "John Wheaton" Museum in Cumbria and there is this one.

Supplied with V5C, registration number AYE238, supporting history and well put together file of period write ups, facts and figures and magazine articles. A crowd pleasing lovely Pre War sporting British single guaranteed to be the topic of conversation wherever it appears. Delivery arranged.
 

PRICE: 14,995

DELIVERY AND SHIPPING CAN BE ARRANGED - ALL VEHICLES SOLD SERVICED AND WITH NEW MOT

NOTE
Although we take great care to describe our vehicles accurately and present them correctly with valid MOT.
No warranty is given or implied with his vehicle . An Independent Engineers Report can be supplied with this
vehicle prior to the full balance price being paid. If the Independent Engineers Report shows the vehicle to
have serious mechanical and structural defects at the time of sale any deposit taken will be refunded in full.
 

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