Vintage relic that made it into postwar Britain on the back of cheapness and material shortages. Rigid frame, undamped forks, minimal brakes and tractor-like sidevalve engine add up to an accident looking for somewhere to happen on modern roads! Many were modified into more useful tackle but becoming rare, these days. Uses as a mild commuter, when simple engine plods on forever, but not much use for serious motorcycling.
1938-53 249cc (63x80mm) s/v single 8hp, 60mph, 80mpg, 250lbs