Priced at SOLD. First registered on the 1st of July 1953 in Chelmsford, Essex, this georgeous piece of post war nostalgia would make a wonderful advertisement for an enterprising business. Has nice history in the form of the original RF60 buff logbook, & an older V5C. Also comes with the latest DVLA V5C registration document, benefits from being registered under the 'Historic Vehicle' class for road tax (i.e. free road tax) & is MOT exempt under current government legislation.
We have been in contact with Richard Cusworth (Editor of the DOT Motorcycle Club newsletter), who has kindly supplied us with the following information.
It may pay you to check date of manufacture with DOT. It certainly is earlier than 1953.
Frame no would date it 1947/48 also in 1950 the engine was changed to a 197cc Villiers 6E unit. not the 125cc 9D Twinport. I realise this may not have been registered until 1953 but age wise the dates do not tally.
DOT's advertising leaflet call it a Motor Cycle Truck if it had the open railed front but interestingly it was a Motor Van if it had the box on the front.
Production ran from 1942 to 1955 and the Dot historian Ted Hardy says about 2500 were produced, as a club we know of examples in USA, INDIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND and of course EUROPE.