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Friday 13th & Saturday 14th November 2020

  • 13-11-2020
  • Memorabilia Start Time: 00:00
  • Vehicles Start Time: 18:00

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1951 Motoconfort U2c

The vendor has supplied the following information.

A rare U2c Motoconfort French vintage motorcycle in unrestored condition kept in dry storage for last 2 years. The paintwork is coated in an American patina protector to preserve it in its original condition with all factory transfers visible . It has the earlier round barrel 175cc engine which has good compression. It has been converted to coil ignition (from fly magneto), has the more reliable period Amal carburettor (replacing the stock Gurtner type) , has new tyres and a new saddle, but is otherwise believed to be in original condition.

It was last started (several times) in July 2020 and ran each time for 10-15 seconds before cutting out (probably a simple fuel delivery issue?).

IMPORTANT: It is almost seventy years old and so will obviously need a fair degree of mechanical and electrical work (and indeed expertise) to get it roadworthy, if that is the intent, as in addition to the odd missing screw/nut here and there, the headlight and odometer are not currently connected and choke cable is missing. It was purchased from a vintage motorcycle collector in France and imported to the UK in July 2018. All necessary HMRC paperwork was completed at the time of import (NOVA). It was inspected by the VMCC in July 2019 and certified as being manufactured in 1951 (VMCC certificate included). It was subsequently registered with the DVLA in August 2019 and has a current V5C with historic vehicle status (MOT and Tax exempt) and a period correct UK registration number of LXS 557. It is currently SORN. This is a bike for the enthusiast and would make an excellent motorcycle for display, to put back on the road in its current original form or to fully restore. This will be down to the new owner to decide. NB: Because of the age of the motorcycle the odometer reading stated cannot be verified.

Please note that descriptions are produced from information provided by the vendors. We highly recommend that you view in person any potential purchase and take time to inspect paperwork.

On display at our Thornton le Dale site – Roxby Garage, Pickering Road Thornton le Dale YO18 7LH - viewings welcome, please call us on 01751 474455. Thank you.


  • Year: 1951
  • Make: Motoconfort
  • Model: U2c
  • Registration: LXS 557
  • Engine Size: 175
  • Current Milometer Reading: 4560
  • Estimate: £1000>>>