Calthorpe Ivory 350 c.1929 350cc 1 cyl ohv

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    Calthorpe Ivory 350 c.1929 350cc 1 cyl ohv

    Manufacturer: Calthorpe
    Model: Ivory 350
    Year: c.1929
    Capacity: 348cc
    Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
    Cylinders: 1
     

    Frame number: D82642
    Engine number: D9S 5091

     


    The Calthorpe Motor Cycle Co. was amongst the earliest makers in Birmingham and traded from 1911-1938. In the 1920s Calthorpe used Villiers as well as Blackburn and JAP engines. From 1925 onward, 350cc OHV and 500cc OHC single-cylinder models of their own manufacture were built.  In 1929 they caused an industry sensation with the Ivory Calthorpe, its white tank and mudguards a departure from the then prevailing all-black colour schemes.  In 1930, the Ivory was re-designed with Calthorpe’s new sloper OHV single with the oil in the crankcase. The first 350 Ivory models had an straight standing engine. The engine have a displacement of 348cc, bore 74mm / stroke 81mm. 

    This is a great restoration project.

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