nimbus 4 cylinder 750 shaft drive - 1955 - vintage classic - restored condition — luxury vehicle For Sale

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model C 'Sport' style
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Dunkeswell, Honiton, United Kingdom
road bike tourer classic
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Three-speed manual
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Welcome to Veetopia Retro Warehouse ebay Auctions - see our website - also like us on Facebook
We will always consider sensible offers... but email offers outside of the ebay 'make an offer' facility will be ignored - as will 'what will you take mate?...'
Here we have for sale - a lovely Nimbus 4-cylinder motorcycle, made by Fisker and Neilsen of Denmark.
As you may know, F&N were well-known Danish engineers and manufacturers. Among other things (such as electric motors and switchgear) they also made a range of very successful vacuum cleaners, and the company still exsists today (as Nilfisk).

Sadly, motorcycle production ceased towards the end of the 1950s, but when this model was designed in 1933, it was bristling with very advanced features, and caused a media storm when launched in 1934.
The free revving engine soon earned it the nickname 'Bumblebee' (Humbelei in Danish) due to the sound of the exhaust.
Inventors of the telescopic fork (before BMW)
4 cylinder 748cc
Overhead Cam (OHC)
Shaft drive
Crankcase gas scavenging
Coil ignition
Massive battery charging capability
Electric lights that worked...
Other ingenious features include: pressure lubricated gearbox, straight-pull throttle cable (rather than twisting the cable), exposed valves for cooling, etc, etc.
Testimony to the soundness of the design is the fact that there were few major changes throughout its 25-year production life. They were used primarily by the Danish military, post office, and police force.
Spares are still made today, and are readily available (we sell some of them). There are also good books recently translated into English now.
This particular Nimbus has been the subject of a full refurbishment over several years - everything that needed to be replaced, has been.
Restored by a skilled and experienced engineer, the work was done in the memory of the owners father who used to ride one everywhere, so no expense was spared, and much love was lavished.
This bike only came up for sale because the owner wished to purchase his fathers original motorcycle which became available.
The bike has a NOVA certificate. Registering in the UK is straightforward, and we can help with that.
In our opinion, the Nimbus 'Bumblebee' is an overlooked engineering wonder. We have been selling them for over 10 years, and have seen the prices steadily rising.
Please come and view at our warehouse (where we have lots of bikes for sale) - no obligation to buy...
Main payment must be by bank transfer - on acceptance of your offer, a £200 payment via Paypal will be required within 24 hours as a non-returnable deposit

No overseas bidders please - UK sale only

If you want more information about this item, please email through the ebay system - or telephone 01404 890084 11am to 4pm
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About us...

As our name suggests, Veetopia Retro Warehouse is indeed a warehouse - full of old things - classic motorcycles and related stuff, collectables, quirky items, antiques, etc - always worth a visit to look around - looking costs nothing, and you will be made welcome. Bikers are always offered a cuppa.

Due to the size/weight/fragility and cost of packing and shipping - you must collect this item in person from our premises in Dunkeswell, Devon.
Very sorry - but delivery is not possible on this item unless you organise it yourself - but we can help
We can arrange a courier, but you must pay for this in advance, we are happy to help in any way we can

If you do plan to visit us - you can look at our other things at the same time

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