British Paratrooper Motorcycle

Ran across this bike a while back. A big time milsurp guy had it on display. It is what is known as a Welbike and was made by the Excelsior Bike Company from 1942 through 1945.

Immediately I made an offer on it, which the owner promptly refused. Not because my number was low. Actually according to Freeze, I was as market value. The real issue was, the owner’s 10-year-old-inner-child wasn’t going to sell his favorite “mini-bike” to my 10-year-old-inner-child.

Yes it has been repainted. Hurts value dramatically in some collector circles.

And I don’t blame him one bit. Pretty sure Freeze’s grandkids would have a ball on one. So..the search continues.

Maker’s brass plate. This enables us to ID the exact year the bike was made.

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