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Chic Classic at Charterhouse

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In the Charterhouse 29th June specialist auction of classic and vintage motorcycles is a rare 1920’s French San-Sou-Pap motorcycle.

“We have been asked to auction a vast variety of classic and vintage motorbikes in the auction.” Commented George Beale. “There are British, American, German, Italian and Japanese bikes but this chic French San-Sou-Pap ticks all the boxes for me.”

San-Sou-Pap motorcycles were made in France from 1923 to 1936. Originally the company made only 2 strokes – San-Sou-Pap means without valves.

The 1929 San-Sou-Pap at Charterhouse is believed to be a unique bike and is fitted with a Swiss made 500cc MAG four stroke engine. It was bought by the owner in 2012. He undertook a fastidious nut and bolt restoration over the next two years but has not ridden it after finishing the restoration.

Entered into the Charterhouse auction, being held at the Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford on Wednesday 29th June, it is estimated at £15,000-17,000. Viewing is on Tuesday 28th or you can see all the lots and bid live on

George Beale and the team at Charterhouse can be contacted for advice and valuations on motorcycles at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or

The French chic 1929 San-Sou-Pap £15,000-17,000