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Zenith 1936 Models at the Olympia Show


AN exhibition of the 1936 Zenith models is being held at Writers' Motor and Cycle Works, 163, Lower Kennington Lane, London, S.E.ll.. One of the most interesting models in the range is the new “C.5 Super,” which has a 498 c.c. T.T. Replica J.A.P. engine. Full touring equipment is fitted on this fast road machine, which costs £80 10s.

All the models are fitted with J.A.P. engines and Miller electrical equipment. The 350 c.c. model has the new J.A.P. engine with totally enclosed valve gear.

Burman gear boxes, are fitted, and all have enclosed foot gear changes.

Other models are two overhead-valve “five-hundreds ” and a 750 c.c. side-valve twin. The “high-spot” of the exhibition is the supercharged 1,000 c.c. twin, which recently attacked world's records.

The 1935 Olympia Show reported in The Motor Cycle, December 5th, 1935.