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Shipping from the factory

Postby stevenbell » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:03 am

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

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Re: Shipping from the factory

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:36 am

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.
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Re: Shipping from the factory

Postby adrie.degraaff » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:56 am

I know that with the Healey's it was a tax thing to sell a part assembled bike but don't know when that started.

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Re: Shipping from the factory

Postby john.whiting » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:00 am

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.

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Re: Shipping from the factory

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:58 am

Before, they came to your village on horseback, looted the lot, took the woman and arsoned the place.
So in all, it has become a rather civilised business that VAT. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Shipping from the factory

Postby jerry.mortimore » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:02 pm

In the 60's the factory had a Commer delivery truck with half an Arrow or Leader fixed to the front, if I remember correctly. I think there was a picture in either the Bacon book or the Hartley book.
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Re: Shipping from the factory

Postby chris.shearwood » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:31 pm

Here it is on Page 133 of Bacon`s book.
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1946 4G, 1950 NG and 1951 VH

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Re: Shipping from the factory

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:22 pm

That's a great picture, :D

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Re: Shipping from the factory

Postby Paul Slootheer » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:51 pm

O yes! that is a wonderful photograph :D

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Re: Shipping from the factory

Postby AndyEames » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:56 pm

I hope it had the TS3 opposed piston 2 stroke under the cab !


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