Today in Motorcycle History

Stella Motorcycles and Scooters, Ipswich

Manufactured by Maurice Cox, Stella Motor Scooter Company, Ipswich

Small scooters and motorcycles powered by Villiers 4F and 6F/H engines of 98cc, and limited number of 125cc 9F 125cc units. Most were built between 1961 and 1962. Some 200 were constructed, of which 8 of the motorcycles survive.

An order from the United States brought doom upon the company in 1963 when a dock strike stranded the shipment in New York and the company was unable to pay its debts, forcing closure.

N.B. A number of firms used the name Stella

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