Lot 87

c. 1900 Ridel Motorized Bicycle

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SOLD $20,000


$5,000 - $10,000| Without Reserve

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An Important Early French Motorized Bicycle

Unique Single-Cylinder Engine Design

Formerly Part of the Pierre Guélon Collection

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This incredible motorized bicycle was reportedly found in 1972 by French businessman Pierre Guélon as part of a large collection of frames and parts in a scrapyard. It features a single-cylinder engine located under the seat that utilized a unique design devoid of a connecting rod. The Mullin Collection purchased the Ridel via the 2018 Artcurial auction at Retromobile in Paris. Reportedly capable of speeds of between 35 and 40 kph in period, this Ridel now stands as a wonderful piece of late-19th century technology to admire.

*Please note that all of the Lots in this Auction have been in long-term static storage at the Mullin Automotive Museum and may not be currently operational. They will require mechanical attention and in some cases significant restoration prior to any road use.


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