Hi All, We have all talked about how to ship a bike from point A to point B. I am interested in how my 1931 LF was crated and shipped to the dealer. Would anyone have info or better yet a photo or two? I remember reading about BSAs and triumphs being put together at the dealership
Yes that is true. I once saw an old man in gas station and he told me, that Ariels came in wooden boxes. They were build in the ship and test drive was up from there and then it was ready for sell. Br, Eero
Export machines were crated,domestic delivery machines were put on the train,or trucked.There was a exemption in purchase tax for spares,against something around 30% for complete motorcycles.Excelsior s last bike was a kit effort,to take advantage.Loopholes in tax collection are quickly closed ,though.The purchase tax lasted until VAT came in.Purchase tax was introduced early in WW2,supposedly to limit civilian consumption.Revenue came in handy ,too.