As I’ve mentioned before, the Royal Enfield Continental GT is coming back to the states in 2014. But if you’re looking for the original that inspired the remake, look no further.
1965 was the first year of Continental GT production at the parent factory in Redditch – just the year before the company had some famous racers of the time to ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 24 hours. Along the way, the team stopped at Silverstone, where John Cooper was able to average 73mph over a lap. RE used that to claim the Continental GT was “Britain’s Fastest 250”. The 250cc four-stroke engine produced 21 horsepower – the entire package was rounded out with a 5-speed transmission and the distinctive red paint (brought back for the 2014 model). Want more? Check out Royal Enfield’s page on the history of the CGT.
This specific Royal Enfield Continental GT looks to be in great shape, though there’s no real information given on the seller’s web site. it looks to be quite original, with the humped two-tone seat, black frame, grey grips, and tiny fly screen all looking as they might when this rolled off the production line.
Find this Royal Enfield Continental GT for sale here at Michael’s Motorcycles in St. Louis, Missouri for $9,000.