1961 Francis Barnett 250cc 85 Works Trials


Classic bike for sale – 1961 Francis Barnett 85 Works Trials Bike

Found by a good friend of Bridge Classic Cars in a garage in the north of Scotland back in August 2018. We enlisted the expert services of classic bike restoration specialist JAL Restorations to produce a museum quality rebuild.

During the build our bike was discovered to be a very rare 250cc in which we know of no other. The 250cc engine is an original Francis Barnett built engine rather than the Villiers replacement so often seen. Further investigation revealed this to be one of very few factory works bikes.

Every part of this bike is as new. The engine and gearbox has been fully rebuilt to exacting standards.

This is a road legal trials bike and is present with a current UK V5

FB Factory records state: 1960/1962 Trials 85

  • Frame no: CCT15833
  • Engine: AMC M25C – compression unknown
  • 66 x 73mm 249cc
  • Petroil AC generator
  • AMAL Monoblock 376 chain
  • 4 speed heavy gauge loop brazed and welded
  • Norton Roadholder Type Fork
  • Swinging arm Girling spring units
  • WM1 x 21″ WM2 x 19″
  • 2.75 x 21″ F    400 x 19″ R
  • 5″ Diameter 5″ Diameter
  • 5″ Drum Journal bearings F&R
  • 2.25 gallons
  • 271lbs
  • Overall 80.5″ 29″
  • Wheel base 52.75″
  •  F travel 8.5″ length 31″

Company Details

In the heart of Bentwaters, a former Royal Air Force station, lies our showroom.

Viewing strictly by appointment only. Our showroom is home to Bridge Classic Cars Competitions and our selection of the finest classic cars we’re proud to present for sale.

Office hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays can be arranged. To arrange a viewing please call Craig on 01473 742038 or email info@bridgeclassiccars.co.uk. Finance can be arranged by a third party. We also offer a vehicle transportation service using our own Bridge Classic Cars covered vehicle options. A 10% non-refundable deposit will be required to secure the vehicle.

1961 Francis Barnett 250cc 85 Works Trials

Restored to museum quality standards

Original Francis Barnett factory works bike

Rare 250cc Francis Barnett engine

Road legal with current V5