Monday, December 26, 2011

1919 Cleveland Single

I found this 1919 Cleveland in the rear of an antique shop in Sebastapol, California.  It was quite a find and I was quite surprised to see something like this in an old shop.  They really had no idea what it was so I bought it and took it home.  I did a little work on it but it was pretty much like this when I bought it.  I sold it to a collector in San Antonio and he had it for about 8 years and then sold it last spring at the Mecum Auctions.
The little Cleveland was popular in its day because it was so light in weight.  It had a 200cc two stroke engine and was ridden across the country a few times by Trans Continental record breakers.