1950 Monet et Goyon S6V 125 project

Price: £225.75
Condition: Used
Item location: Chabris, Indre, France
Make: Monet et Goyon
Model: S6V
Year: 1950
Color: Grey/Blue
Engine size: 125
Gears: Three-speed manual
Start type: Kick start
Drive type: Chain

I have for sale this very pretty 1950 Monet et Goyon 125 S6V French motorcycle. It came from a deceased estate in the Clermont ferrand region of Central France.

A little history of the marque. Monet et Goyon was formed in 1917 by Joseph Monet and Adrien Goyon in Macon to build vehicles for the returning wounded soldiers of the first world war. In 1920 they became agents for the English Auto wheel company. In 1921 they decided to build their own bikes and went on to become one of the most famous French motorbike manufacturers. Production continued until the company ceased trading in 1959. They had considerable racing success during the 1930`s and held many speed records.

This bike is one of a number that I purchased from the Clermont Ferrand area. From a distance the paintwork looks quite acceptable but when you get closer you can see that it is a very amateur effort. On the plus side the paint is not hiding any horrors and the only problem I can see is a couple of tiny rust holes in the tool box lid. If you look closely at picture 2 you can just see them. Replacements are available in France but frankly it would not be a difficult repair.

Mechanically the bike seems good. The engine turns over fine with good compression. A bonus is that it has the Villiers 125cc D10 engine so parts are actually easier to find in the UK than in France! I have sold several bikes from this collection and generally they require fresh petrol and the points cleaning and away they go. I would imagine that will be the case with this bike.

Being a 1950 model it has the rigid front forks and rear end giving a nice vintage look. It does however benefit from a foot gear change making it much easier to ride than the hand change bikes. The saddle has been recovered recently and to my mind looks a little too new  and a bit "wild west" but it is in very good condition.

To sum up this bike could be back in use very quickly if that's what you want. Alternatively once restored it would be a very unusual bike at any show or run in the UK. Obviously some items such as tyres will need changing. They have good tread but are quite old. There is no log book with the bike but I will supply the new owner with a French certificate de cession to make registering in the UK a simple affair.

Please note that this bike is at present in the town of Chabris in the Indre department of central France. For a price of £50 I can arrange delivery to the Worthing area soon after the end of the auction. Other delivery destinations are available but please email me for a  price. The bike can also be collected from the Kempton Park auto jumble in South west London on the 20th of September or the Romney Marsh auto jumble near Ashford in Kent on the 25 th of October. Alternatively you are welcome to come to France to pick the bike up and I will offer the winning bidder one nights free accommodation in our B&B.

Payment is by cleared sterling cheque if you are having the bike delivered or by cash on collection if you are coming to pick the bike up.

Any questions please email me or call from the UK on 00 33 254051245.

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