Vintage crossover motorcycle gearbox. Sturmey Archer supplied for the Ivy Karryall & later Raleigh LDV – SOLD

Vintage crossover motorcycle gearbox. Sturmey Archer supplied for the Ivy Karryall & later Raleigh LDV – SOLD


Vintage crossover motorcycle gearbox Exposed kick start quadrant Sturmey Archer?

Update: Thankfully, someone (Robert) was able to enlighten me about this gearbox.

It dates around 1930 – 33

It was made by Sturmey Archer for the Reliant Motorcycle Company as a variant of the 4-speed crossover box. It has three forward gears and a reverse. (Maybe “RV” is for Raleigh Van or abbreviated “ReVerse”?)

These gearboxes were fitted to the early Raleigh small commercial vans. They had Raleigh girder forks, fuel tank, engines and gearboxes, with a commercial box on the back that could take a  5cwt (560lb) payload.

Before Raleigh bought the rights to the design, they were supplying the kit to a company that made the Ivy Karryall. In around 1930 Raleigh acquired the rights. The Karryall had a 348cc engine and the revised Raleigh Light Delivery Van (LDV) had a 598cc engine and Raleigh fuel tank and girder forks.

Two studs are missing, so this is a 4-stud mount box. There’s a tiny bit of damage as shown in the pics. The kickstart does the job.

If you’re in the UK, I’d suggest coming to have a look at it.I can provide dimensions. Please ask.

International shipping available. Please ask.

Viewing: Please come and check it over before you buy. It is at PE28, near St Ives in Cambridgeshire.

Shipping: I usually ship to most destinations. If you don’t see a price, please ask. Thanks. International shipping available.

Collection: If you don’t want it shipped, I have plenty of space. If you can’t collect for a while, it’s not a problem. However, I will need to be paid very soon after the sale. Thanks.

Payment: Good old fashioned money on collection is preferred. I can accept payment through PayPal or by bank transfer as well.

Import Taxes: Please note that IMPORT DUTIES are not something I can control. If you are buying from outside the UK, there is a chance that you will have to pay import taxes. Import taxes vary from country to country. If there are charges to pay, it is the buyer’s responsibility to research the cost and pay the duties. The price that you see on my advert is for the item and not the item plus whatever taxes might be due.

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