Page 59. 1934 Excelsior Tradesmen’s 3-Wheeler with Manxman Frame SOLD

1934 Excelsior Tradesmen’s 3-Wheeler with Manxman Frame and Ackerman Steering

Villiers 250cc Two-Stroke engine

A UNIQUE MACHINE FOR RESTORATION

These two pictures show the Excelsior complete. It has since been dismantled, and some work done to restore it. The tank, front wheels and mudguards are too rusty to use. There’s a spare engine.

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An interesting feature is the frame, which is the same as the renowned Excelsior Manxman.

Will it be restored as the original Excelsior Commercial Motorized Trike? If so, it would be the only survivor of this very rare breed. Or would it be used it to build up a far more valuable Excelsior Manxman?

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EXCELSIOR TRADESMEN’S MOTORIZED TRICYCLE



Motorized delivery trikes were manufactured in small quantities by various companies during the 1920s and 1930s. Those who already made pedal-tricycle versions may have been influenced by Warrick & Co, who had created the first, the Warrick Motor Carrier, a knock-off of the AC Auto Carrier, in 1914.

The Royal Enfield Carrier is illustrated below (Motorcycle & Motor Trader magazine, 1934)

And, below, you can read about the 1934 Trikon, which has a similar Ackerman steering set-up to this Excelsior.

However, as small cars and vans – and also motorcycle sidecar outfits – were comparatively inexpensive in Great Britain before WW2, there was a very limited domestic market for them. I assume they must have been made for export, particularly to Africa. I travelled around Senegal in 2008 and was surprised to find similar trikes still being used (below).

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You can read more about commercial three-wheelers on the dedicated website http://Triporteurs.co.uk

Triporteurs Race

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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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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.

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