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Offline Gonz

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My Dads bike
« on: January 06, 2017, 07:27:07 PM »
Thanks for allowing me to join your site. Could someone please identify the bike in the pic, my Dad used it to travel from Strachur to Lochgilphead. That's me on the back,

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Re: My Dads bike
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 08:25:15 PM »
Its a late 1950s Ambassador.

Made in Ascot Berks, registered in Hertfordshire.

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Re: My Dads bike
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 09:40:02 PM »
Thank you so much for identifying that.

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Re: My Dads bike
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 11:35:03 PM »
Looks like your dads would have been the Super S.
Great photo !



Uses the twin engine.
Not sure if there were previous years versions of this, it wasn't new for 1960 ?
Your dads engine could be genuine Villiers, and this ad a slightly later engine?

This is not quite the same model or the same engine - but same colour scheme ?
http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/1960-ambassador.jpg

Even today that trip is stated as an hour, would have soon notched up the miles if that was every day....