1961 Raleigh Runabout RM4
Presented today in its original but excellent condition. Only the
minimum cosmetic work has been carried out upon this RM4. A seat was
required and was manufactured to original pattern. Re-commissioned
and running superbly, new tyres, carburetor sonically cleaned, new
plug, fluids, etc. Supporting invoice supplied along with original
tools and handbook. A quick wiz round on the pedals and the little
49cc two stroke motor bursts into life leaving you in a cloud of two
stroke fumes! Off you go, if the winds in the right direction I am
told 35MPH can be achieved, although not fast they do make you
smile. The Raleigh Runabout was born out of the need of cheap and
economical Post War transport. The first Model the RM1 was launched
in 1958 at the "Savoy Hotel", London. Later R model followed using
the Norman 3K motor. Then a Saches and the RM4 and 5 being
license-built Mobylette models. The range stopped at RM12 in 1969.
We have the RM4 on offer finished in charcoal and pearl grey, if not
a bit faded! An automatic moped with damping by telescopic forks.
The basic package cost £59.1.17s. So a classic little Raleigh Moped
supplied with a well researched history, supporting invoices,
original Green log book showing SGV992 to be its original
registration number, a 1970 showing a license fee of £2/10s (if
only) and V5C showing 3 former keepers. A charming piece of British
Transport history and vastly becoming very popular and collectable.