Extremely Rare 1902 Rambler Model B To Be Auctioned
This rambler has been manufactured by the New York-based colonel Albert Pope’s American Cycle Manufacturing Company, the bike has proudly been displayed in the Indian Motorcycle Museum and is in an unaltered, unrestored shape. Being also oneof the oldest US-manufactured machines in existance ever, the emotional heritage will hopefully raise the final price some more.
The Rambler Model B is a true motorcycle, despite its powerful resemblance to a bicycle. It's of course true that back in the early days, motorcycles have started as modified bicycles, but this particular one differs.
The 110 year-old bike has a custom long frame for a larger wheelbase granting better stability and the engine has been made in-house, especially for this vehicle. Basically we're looking at one of the first motorcycles by design, and not by chance. And we call it “chance” because most motorcycles of old were created trying to see what fits on the initial bicycle frame and what modifications were therefore required.
No price expectations have been made public, but we'll surely find out how it went after the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Sale on Thursday, January 10th at Bally’s Hotel & Casino on The Strip.