One of eight examples of the ‘Carfield Baby’ to have survived, this rare motorcycle was recently restored.
The 147cc twin-port Villiers engine is in good condition, and the tank has been restored. It’s ready to ride and to display.
Whereas other small motorcycles skimped on quality to keep the price down, the Carfield Baby was an upmarket model of its day. It was fitted with the best components, such as the superb Brampton Double Girder Biflex Forks and a Leatheries Large Pan Seat Saddle. These expensive fittings suggested a miniature version of the top 500cc machines of the time. There is only one brake, with both the handlebar brake lever and the footbrake lever operating the rear brake.