Page 156. 1953 Elvish ABG Cyclemotor. SOLD

1953 Elvish ABG Cyclemotor


This is an extremely rare French cyclemotor, built by one of the bicycle constructeurs, an elite group of bespoke cycle-builders, some of whom sited their retail outlets among the Paris fashion houses.

This Elvish is powered by an ABG VAP engine, and is in excellent running order.

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SHORT VIDEO of ELVISH RUNNING

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The machine was originally supplied by Leon Dulac Garage, in Landes, France.


TO SEE LARGER PHOTOS

OF THE ELVISH

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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ELVISH

Manufacture des Cycles Elvish

3 rue de Livron

Pau (B-P)

tel 31-15

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The first Elvish shop – pictured above – was located on the corner of de la rue François Legallais et du Cours Lamarque. The manager was G. Hargues.

The Elvish Bicycle company joined the champion cyclist Victor Fontan to create the team ‘Elvish Fontan’ and they took part in the Tour de France in 1928 and 1929. Later the team became Elvish-Fontan-Wolber.

They had racing successes in 1948, 1949 and 1950. Maybe this inspired the creation of the Elvish scooter and cyclemotor prototypes?

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‘The company ‘Manufacture des Cycles Elvish’ was based at 3 rue de Livron. Pau (B-P). Their first cyclemotor, in 1951, was powered by a VAP 4 engine, and from 1952 also by a 49cc le Poulain. They made cyclemotors until 1957, and the Cucciolo models were produced between 1954-56.’

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They made a small scooter too, which was also powered by the Cucciolo engine

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To see the Elvish Cucciolo Cyclemotor (pictured below)

at the ONLINE CYCLEMASTER MUSEUM

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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ABG VAP HISTORY

The company ABG (réunion des sociétés ARIES, La Bougie BG et de la SFEDR) was the largest postwar French manufacturer of auxiliary engines.

Hundreds of VAP Service Stations were set up throughout France in the fifties and sixties.

To read more about this company PLEASE CLICK HERE

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TO SEE LARGER PHOTOS

OF THE ELVISH

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE BIDDING

OWNER: BuyVintage Online Auctions

LOCATION: Brighton, E.Sussex, United Kingdom

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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 £50 for this cyclemotor 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.

PAYMENT: Paypal is okay for cheap items; otherwise deposit only on paypal please.

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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