Tue, 23rd Nov 2021 13:00

November 2021 Classics Auction

 
  Lot 31
 

1963 Raleigh Wisp
*** NO RESERVE ***

The vendor describes this venerable Royal Blue Raleigh Wisp as being in ‘oily rag’ condition. It apparently runs, and has indeed done so recently. It also comes with a number plate, though without a current log book. Among its more obvious original features are the sizeable luggage rack and a pair of ‘ape hanger’ handle bars. The moped is now being sold at ‘No Reserve’ and therefore represents the possibility a cheap and cheerful commuting machine that would surely be faster, more practical and safer than an electric scooter – following, one assumes a modest degree of recommissioning.

By 1960, the Raleigh, Norman, Phillips and Hercules brands of moped were all under the same ownership and, in order to cost-effectively create a new range to serve them all, it was decided to rebadge the Mobylette line-up produced by the French concern of Motobécane. The main exception to these offerings was the Raleigh Wisp which, though it also relied on Mobylette running gear, was built around one of Raleigh’s own pedal cycle frames. Known as the RSW16, the frame was a direct competitor to the all-conquering Moulton bicycle, and therefore Raleigh’s attempt to cash-in on the small-wheel cycle boom that became one of the more modest symbols of the ‘swinging sixties’.

In summary:

  • A trendy survivor of the ‘swinging sixties’
  • In ‘oily rag’ condition but with running engine
  • Comes complete with a number plate but without log book

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Sold for £395

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

The vendor describes this venerable Royal Blue Raleigh Wisp as being in ‘oily rag’ condition. It apparently runs, and has indeed done so recently. It also comes with a number plate, though without a current log book. Among its more obvious original features are the sizeable luggage rack and a pair of ‘ape hanger’ handle bars. The moped is now being sold at ‘No Reserve’ and therefore represents the possibility a cheap and cheerful commuting machine that would surely be faster, more practical and safer than an electric scooter – following, one assumes a modest degree of recommissioning.

By 1960, the Raleigh, Norman, Phillips and Hercules brands of moped were all under the same ownership and, in order to cost-effectively create a new range to serve them all, it was decided to rebadge the Mobylette line-up produced by the French concern of Motobécane. The main exception to these offerings was the Raleigh Wisp which, though it also relied on Mobylette running gear, was built around one of Raleigh’s own pedal cycle frames. Known as the RSW16, the frame was a direct competitor to the all-conquering Moulton bicycle, and therefore Raleigh’s attempt to cash-in on the small-wheel cycle boom that became one of the more modest symbols of the ‘swinging sixties’.

In summary:

  • A trendy survivor of the ‘swinging sixties’
  • In ‘oily rag’ condition but with running engine
  • Comes complete with a number plate but without log book

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Auction: November 2021 Classics Auction, Tue, 23rd Nov 2021

This auction of classic cars, motorbikes, registrations & automobilia will take place in the Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport's Runway Visitor Park.

We are delighted to be running this live event in the shadow of Concorde, without doubt the most iconic passenger aircraft in history.

Free parking for auction attendees.

As with all Hampson Auctions there will be a fantastic and varied mix of lots to reflect both the individual interests of collectors whatever stage of the collectors journey they are on. 

If you wish to consign your vehicle to this auction, you can request a valuation here or by calling on of the team on 01606 828124

Viewing Days:
Monday 22nd November 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 23rd November 9am - 1pm
 

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