The Craigslist in the San Francisco area (South Bay) shows this beautifully restored 1952 Royal Enfield.. The owner has sent me the url for the ad and would be excited for our readers to see it, so here it is in all its glory. What a pretty bike!
After many years in a private collection, this beautifully restored 1952 Royal Enfield has surfaced to find a new home. Spectacularly restored 20 years ago at the cost of more than $8,000 in 1990s dollars, the present owner purchased the bike off of the showroom floor at Mean Marshall’s in 1993!
This 500cc thumper served as the prototype for the eventual Indian Woodsman and Tomahawk that was marketed by Indian starting in 1955. Though by that time it had lost its cool lightweight alloy fenders and the gorgeous alloy headlight nacelle. Many Art Deco designs and lines can be found in this very cool old machine. The colors, polished alloy cases and especially the striped chrome rims really set this bike apart from a lot of the other bikes that one sees on display in your typical retail window, restaurant, or living room. With the economy doing what it has been doing, old vehicles are proving to be one of the more safer investments while providing wonderful eye candy in the interim. Priced to sell quickly @ $6800 trade/obo please call 510.214.5454 for an appointment for viewing and purchase. Thank you for your interest. Lots more documentation available from the Royal Enfield club in the UK as well upon request.
******* UPDATE!!! Today put in fresh gas and it started perfectly on the second kick!! Went right to a beautiful idle and once warmed up, wonderful!! This is truly one very fine machine! You’d better hurry if you want to add this bike to your collection! Priced to sell quickly @ $6800