Hershey | Lot 137

1913 Excelsior Model 4C



$38,500 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania

11 October 2012

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Addendum: Please note this Motorcycle will be sold on a Bill of Sale only.

301 cc, IOE single-cylinder engine.

Chicago-based Excelsior was one of the “Big Three” U.S. motorcycle manufacturers in the early years, along with Indian and Harley-Davidson. The company was founded in 1907 and bought by Ignaz Schwinn in 1911, at which time it was making inlet-over-exhaust valve singles and V-twins. Magneto or battery ignition was offered, and the belt-drive was finally replaced with chain-drive in 1913.

The bike on offer is a beautiful example of a Glenn Bator restoration of a sound, original motorcycle. Restored for a prominent east coast collector approximately five years ago, all nickel and paint display the original finish. The bike received a full mechanical rebuild and is currently set up for static display.

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