Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Coventry Eagle

I was looking at the picture of Grand-dad Morris on his motorbike again this morning.

With a bit of digital wizardry I was able to get the name of the bike: A Coventry Eagle.

Fitted with a 250cc twin port villiers engine, back in 1933
 the bike cost £36.00 new. She still has her brass
 headlight & tail lights and brass horn.

I found this in a UK online classic bike sales site.  Looks like the same creature!

I wonder where Grandad's bike went... it's probably long gone.

Thirty six quid brand new!  That 247cc engine could push the bike up to sixty miles per hour.  I can imagine Bill thundering down winding Norfolk roads on that Eagle...
The West Runton Sea Road