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1951 Trojan Minimotor Mark 2 mounted on a 1933 Special Raleigh. With V5. The Trojan Mini Motor was introduced in 1949 and the company was based in Trojan Way, Croydon. It was designed by Vincent Piatti and could do up to 240mpg at 22mph – 6 miles for a penny. It is believed the 49cc MiniMotor was mounted on this cycle when it was originally purchased but was either never used, or had very little use as in 2014 there was no carbon on the exhaust and the piston top was clean and bright. It would have been purchased separate to the cycle to avoid purchase tax and in this case fitted to a cycle already owned. This model of Raleigh cycle with drum brakes on both wheels was only produced for a couple of years and is exactly as shown in the 1933 catalogue when it would have cost 10 guineas – nearly 3000 pounds in todays money. Originally the engine was registered for tax and could be fitted to different cycles as the registration number went with the engine. This has changed and now the cycle frame has to be registered and have a VIN number allocated to it.

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  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 N/A
  • RefCode: 295361