Brighton has been England’s premier seaside destination since the construction of the railway line from London in the 1840s. It has therefore never needed to become an industrial centre in order to bring income to the city. While we may not have built many bicycles, motorcycles or automobiles in Brighton, our connection with the history of independent transportation since 1869 is nevertheless unique – the road from London to Brighton became the primary route for establishing speed records. In 1939, Elswick commemorated that connection by naming one of their Clubman models ‘The Brighton Road.’
These photos show ‘The Brighton Road’ at the end of the Brighton Road – you can’t cycle any further south than the Palace Pier.
The Elswick is in excellent original unrestored condition, with its seat tube transfer (decal) intact and the remains of the steering head transfer just about identifiable as an Elswick. It’s fitted with a Sturmey-Archer ‘Model Am9’ 3-speed gear, which is a closer ratio than the AW and was made for the club cyclist. The rear brake is a Resilion, and the front fork is fully chromium plated. This is a rare bicycle that’s mechanically sound and ready to ride.
BICYCLE COLLECTORS CURATED ONLINE AUCTION, Xmas 2023
This Timed Auction is live from 24th December @ 2-30pm to 1st January, 2024. Highest bid wins.
NO BUYERS or SELLERS PREMIUM.
THE RESERVE IS THE START PRICE + BUY-IT-NOW OPTION.
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY: NO PACKING FEES.
BIDDING INCREMENTS: Up to £1000 = £10. Over £1000 = £50. Over £2000 = £100
IT’S A CURATED AUCTION – Colin is the auctioneer and is available to chat to you personally during the auction (or before) by email, text message, phonecall, Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp.