Page 12. 1957 Mercury Mercette 4-stroke. SOLD

1957 Mercury Mercette 4-stroke 50cc

MOT and tax

DVLA registered

In Running Order (Video now added)


The Mercette is one of the rarest British cyclemotors, and this example – believed one of only four to have survived – is in good original condition.

The paintwork is unrestored, an ‘oily rag’ as we call it. It starts and runs.

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Mercury Industries (Birmingham) Ltd

Mercury Industries (Birmingham) Ltd was founded in 1946 and produced large numbers of bicycles, initially in Birmingham and then in Dudley, the overwhelming majority being for export.

They made commercial delivery bicycles for Cyclemaster Ltd which, when fitted with an engine, became the ‘Cyclemaster Roundsman.’

I have a particular interest in Mercury machines, as I have various Mercury bicycles and scooters. Here’s the museum website dedicated to Mercury bicycles and Mercury Industries Ltd –

MERCURY CYCLES MUSEUM

http://www.WingYourHeel.com

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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See more Mercette ads at the Museum

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My favourite automotive journalist is Mark Daniels. He’s a Mercury specialist, and his very comprehensive 2002 article ‘The Lost World’ – which is about the Mercette – can be viewed here: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pattle/nacc/arc0380.htm

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The thing that surprised me most about this motorcycle when I first saw it was how big it is. It’s bigger than other 1950s mopeds, and more like the size of a small motorcycle.

This one is in lovely original condition, oozing patina out of every crack and crevice.

 

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SHORT VIDEO of MERCETTE RUNNING

Alternatively, search for MERCURY MERCETTE on youtube

or use this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_qz60E8WZo

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DELIVERY is not included in this auction.

This means that it is not my responsibility,

BUT I can put you in touch with a delivery chap and organize collection;

you liaise with them direct re delivery and pay them separately.

Great Britain – delivery is ONLY £50 for this motorcycle to main parts of England;

extra to extremities such as Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, etc (and may take longer to arrive)

(Please email your postcode if you want to confirm price).

THIS BARGAIN PRICE DELIVERY IS ON A PART-LOAD BASIS.

(Collection when they’re in my area; delivery when in yours).

LOCAL DELIVERY FREE

If you want it fast, please organize your own collection.

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Ireland & N. Ireland – I’ll recommend some companies, but you’ll have to organize it yourself.

Europe – delivery is probably around €400 to Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, etc. I can recommend two companies.

North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc – I’ll organize all the crating and shipping for you.

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INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS:

You must communicate with me before the end of the auction to discuss payment and shipping options.

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AFTER PURCHASE: Please email me your phone numbers; I prefer to speak to all purchasers personally.

I do everything I can to make your purchase a pleasurable experience.

I’ve been selling obscure vintage vehicles on ebay since 2002.

Sharing similar interests, I’ve become good friends with many of my customers.

Please feel free to email or phone with any comments or questions…

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VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts

– but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.
You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.

Two-strokes invariably need basic servicing before starting them, if they’ve been left to stand for more than 3 weeks or so.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT BID.

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