Scandinavian Motorcycles

Spanjola 1922

This must be one of the most remarkable "barn finds" of all time. Dragged from the bushland where it was found and then lovingly restored, the enormous unit-construction two litre transverse V-four was built by Norwegian engineer Christian Larsen at Norsk Hydro Rjukan in 1922.

The sophisticated machine with its aluminium sidecar made many long trips in Norway carrying Larsen, his wife, their three children and two dogs.

Sources: spanjola.no, Tore Olsen

These were mopeds produced from 1953 to about 1960 by Flani Fabrikker of Nittedal, Norway. It had a Danish BFC 49cc engine. BFC offered a model named the BFC Staffett, which was probably this one.

Several versions were built, including a Starut scooter with pedals. The factory built 150 of these scooters in 1957.

Address is also given as Stenersgt. 8 - Oslo - these may have been salerooms.
Sources: Tragatsch p276, Norsk Teknisk Museum, mo-ped.se.

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