A Brief History of the Marque
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The brothers René and Pierre Guiller built motorcycles of this name from 1929, and had previously produced machines of 175 to 350cc under the Origan marque. They also produced bicycles, possibly as early as 1909, and possibly had a separate production facility for these. There is a document titled "Cycles Aquitania Guiller Freres, 1925-1926".
In 1927 they acquired the Barre marque which had produced motorcycles, bicycles and automobiles.
The firm produced several models in the 1940's and 50's powered by engines from AMC , Ydral, Aubier Dunne and possibly other suppliers. In the 1950s they built Italian SIM scooters under licence. ²
In 1954 the brothers separated. René Guiller continued under his own name, and his brother Pierre's two sons launch their own make, Guiller SA, at 16 et 18, rue del la République.
The two branches of the family went on to produce motorcycles independently, and both businesses closed around 1958.
Sources: w.vanvliet at wanadoo.nl, j.roquecave at wanadoo.fr., et al.
1. Some sources list the Guiller marque as being produced from the late 1920s, others that it began in 1947 and that Oregan machines were produced concurrently to around 1950.
2. Henshaw and Atlas Cards note this.
The marque has no relationship with René Gillet other than that René Guiller once worked there.
Thu Jun 16 2016
paul-sutherland2 at sky.com
I need help finding out parts supply 1952
Thu May 29 2014
toni.ramirez at hotmail.es
Estimated sales price for a Guiller Frerees G.88.
Guiller motocycles Frerees G.88
Dear Sirs, I recently receive a Guiller Frerees G.88 from year 1950, and I would like to sell it. I would like if you could advice me about market sales price. Its running perfectly and looks perfect. I am located in Spain, but I do not see anyone lto compare. Thanks in advanced, Toni Tamirez
Tue Apr 17 2012
Rene Guiller 250AMC/ACT
je recherche tout document sur la 250 rene Guiller et surtout de son cycle!
Thu Jun 18 2009
keeken13 at hotmaildot com
AMC 125cc parts
1951 guiller preres
Were do I get parts to restaurate mij motorcycle? Could someone show me the way?
Michel van Keeken
Fri Aug 18 2006
gary.reid at ascoplcdot com
GUILLER FRERES MOTORCYCLE
G90? (no photos yet)
A friend has purchased a Guiller motorcycle from a Frenchman living in Scotland and I was trying to find out more about it for him (he is elderly and has no PC)?
The plate on the frame reads as follows;
8Z27 OR 8727 OR 8Z2Z
It has a small AMC engine but we couldn't get any numbers from it yet but I think it could be the 175cc model? It has never been registered in the UK? The previous owner had no paperwork either?
If anyone could help with technical details etc I'd appreciate it, thanks?
Gary A Reid
28th February 2005
In September 2004 I have bought a motorcycle made by the manufacturer René Guiller, type G88 with an engine AMC 125 cc ( AMC = Ateliers Mécanique du Centre, 9 Rue Agrippa d'Auvigné, Clermont-Ferrand in France ). This motorcycle must renewed totally; look at the photos in the attach.
Some facts :
- first day in running 05.03.1951
- licensenumber : 89 GB No. 092711
- Platenumber 761 DG 55, dated at 22.02.1965 on the name of Albert Muller in the village Villecloye, County de la Meuse in France
- Engine number AMC - D 08993
- Frame number 5287
- Carburator number AMAC 913 / 065
- 4 speed by foot as well as extra help with a handle by hand
If anyone is in the posession of any information, it doesn't mather what, everything is welcome !
En Septembre 2004 j'ai acheté une motocyclette du manufacteur René Guiller du type G88 avec un moteur AMC 125 cc ( AMC = Ateliers Mécanique du Centre, 9 Rue Agrippa d'Auvigné, Clermont-Ferrand en France ). Cette motocyclette doit être restauré totalement; voyez les photos en annexe.
Quels faits :
- date de 1ère remise en circulation 05.03.1951
- certificat d'immatriculation : 89 GB No. 092711
- No. immatriculation 761 DG 55, date 22.02.1965, au nom de Muller, Albert en domicile Villecloye, Préfecture de la Meuse en France
- No. moteur AMC - D 08993
- No. cadre 5287
- No. carburateur AMAC 913 / 065
- 4 vitesses par sélecteur au pied et levier auxiliaire à main
Si quelqu'un dispose des informations, cela ne fait rien, tous soit agréables !
Willem van Vliet
3862 AK Nijkerk
the Netherlands / les Pays-Bas
E-mail w.vanvliet at wanadoo.nl
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005
subject: missing French manufacturer
Email: w.vanvliet at wanadoo.nl
message: I'm missing Guiller; he has produced several bikes in the 40's and 50's. René Guiller was formerly working at René Gillet. Guiller produced bikes with engines from AMC and other engine suppliers.
I am in the possession of a Guiller G88 from 1951.