Page 93. 1951 Jonghi Type E 125cc SOLD

1951 Jonghi ‘Type E’ Twinport 125cc

This Jognhi 125cc twinport 2 stroke has recently been through our workshops. You can see a video of it running further down the page.

Everything is in good order except that it needs new tyres and tubes (250 x 19) and a new front lightbulb. The current bulb is the original 24v 3-prong one; it would benefit from an upgrade to a modern bulb holder.


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SHORT VIDEO of JONGHI RUNNING


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As you can see from the catalogue picture below, it has all its correct original parts.

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JONGHI

86, Rue St Denis, La Courneuve (Seine)

Tel: fla.10-80 à 85

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Tito Jonghi and Giuseppe Remondi built fine 175-350cc singles in the 1930s. They also made small 2 stroke machines using proprietary engines. The company merged with Prester in 1936. After the War Jonghi built a succesful 125cc racebike and a number of 100-250cc two-stroke machines

Postwar Italian two-wheeler production had a serious effect on the French motorcycle industry. Lambretta and Vespa scooters were the style icon of the fifties, and the French manufacturers fought hard to compete. But the main competition for French motorcycles was actually closer to home – the Citroen 2CV.

Just as the wide range of functional cyclemotors (and regulations precluding licensing) helped to motorize a generation of French cyclists, as the 1950s progressed many motorcylists were beginning to upgrade not to bigger motorcycles, but to this new, economical small car that was marketed so well that its manufacturers had declared “The first words of every French child will be Mama, Papa and Citroen.”

From 100 cars a month in 1948, by 1950 already 400 2Cv’s were produced daily. Many French motorcycle manufacturers merged, but the majority closed down: Jonghi produced their last machine in 1957.

The advert and catalogue below are from 1936.

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This Jonghi is a classic example of early fifties French styling.

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It was a one-owner motorcycle until purchased recently by my friend Alain, in France. It has had little use, and is a real ‘time-warp’ machine. It starts easily, and rides and functions well.

I’m not sure if you realize how hard it is these days to find vintage vehicles over 50 years old still bearing their original paint and cosmetics? So many have already been restored that a clean, running, original and unmolested 1951 machine such as this is now worth considerably more than its restored counterpart. I scour the country to find examples such as this. Luckily, my friends share similar values.

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ENGINE

The engine design of this 125cc twinport is one of its most attractive features.

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PETROL TANK

The only issue on this Jonghi is some dents on top of the petrol tank. There is a spare tank with it. But the bike still looks great – and runs fine – with the tank like this.

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REAR END

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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 ONLY £60 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.

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

INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS:

Please 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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