LGC Gundle Motorcycles and Tricycles

Leonard Gundle Motor Co of Hockley Street, Birmingham

  • LGC were motorcycles produced by the company from 1928 to 1931, and in 1949. The firm originally made butchers' cycles and ice-cream trikes.

    1928 Motorcycles were added to the list of products when the company built three JAP-engined models. These were of 300cc sv and 346cc ohv, and the latter came in single or twin form. All drove either an Albion or a Burman three-speed gearbox, had a diamond frame and girder forks.

    1929 A model fitted with a 247cc Villiers engine was added.

    1930-1931 The small range continued, but then the company reverted to the production of bicycles.

    1949 After the war, the name returned on a tricycle powered by a 197cc Villiers engine with a three-speed gearbox. It had a conventional rear half, but the front had two wheels the same size as the one at the rear, and a seat was fixed between forecar from the early days. A commercial body was also available, but the project progressed no further.

Sources: Graces Guide, Tragatsch p194.

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