Hi, It’s not from a TT Rep. It’s from a 1939 Clubman Special, and it is a chain-oiler tank. There are not many of those machines still around, so value is hard to suggest, as it depends on demand, which is going to be very limited. Somebody may buy it just for the Enots dial-faced dripper, as they are sort after. Perhaps Dave Bushell can comment as he has one.
The filler neck on the tank shown is considerably longer than the one on my prototype Clubmans and also longer than the one shown in the 1939 brochure for the Clubman Scott. The filler cap should be approximately 1/2″ above the top of the tank.
Not ever seen one of these on a Sunbeam! Could be wrong but I’ve had a number of Marston models through my hands
from 1913 to 1932 inc models 80, 90 & 95. Nothing like this fitted. For what it’s worth, just doesn’t look Sunbeam to me.[url][/url]
WX179 is my 1929 Isle-of-Man Senior TT works machine. It is entered into the H&H Auction at the National Motorcycle Museum on November 9th. It was bought by Derrick Shire on his 19th birthday in 1949, and he never got round to restoring it. After his death in 1997 it was bought by David Earnshaw, who sold it at a Beaulieu autojumble to Paul d’Orleans, known worldwide as “The Vintagent”. He handed it over to Chris Odling for restoration, but little was done over an eight-year period, and so I was able to buy it from Paul d’Orleans. It took me four years to restore, after which it won the President’s Award at the Scott Rally for four years running.