The Cotton Motorcycle Company was a British motorcycle manufacturer at 11a Bristol Road, Gloucester, founded by Frank Willoughby Cotton in 1918. F.W. presided over the company until his retirement in 1953. The company was reconstituted as E. Cotton (Motorcycles) Ltd, and traded till 1980. I got to see my first real series of Cottons while at this year’s Bonham’s motorcycle auction in Las Vegas, Nevada. I rarely have seen any others, so when I came across this mid-sixties Cotton trials bike on Ebay I had to share.
FROM THE SELLER:
“1965 Cotton 250 Trials bike. Very cool old rare British bike. Comes with a 250 villiers engine. Engine kicks over but does not have piston in the top end. Tank is in good shape as well as the frame and wheels. Still has the original dunlop rims. Seat is not the original but works well. This would make an excellent restoration project. You can still get piston and rings for these from the UK. Email with questions. I am located in Dallas and can show the bike to anyone in the area. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. I will assist in any way that I can. You can also call me at 972-207-7793. ”
LINK TO AUCTION: EBAY
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