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Greeves - The Complete Story

By Colin Sparrow

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ISBN: 9781847977410
PUBLISHED: 13/06/2014
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 299 colour and black & white photos

In twenty-five years, Greeves produced around 25,000-30,000 machines - a number considered relatively modest when compared with some of their contemporaries, such as Triumph. However, Greeves was not small in ambition or achievement, which is resoundingly illustrated in this new book. Greeves - The Complete Story gives a detailed history from the early 1950s to the 1970s. With production histories and specification details for all main models, it is an ideal resource for anyone with an interest in these classic sporting motorcycles.

The book covers:

  • Bert Greeves, Derry Preston Cobb and the formative years - from invalid carriages to motorcycle production in 1953
  • Model-by-model specification guides for the main roadsters, scramblers, trials bikes and road racing bikes
  • World-wide motorcycle sport success, including European Championship wins for Greeves scramblers in 1960 and 1961
  • The final years - 1972-1979
  • Advice on owning and restoring a Greeves model today

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Latest Reviews
" Colin Sparrow has done the Greeves name justice in this interesting and comprehensive look at its history. "
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Reviewed By: Bike Rider Magazine

" Even if you have one of the previous books on Greeves written in the eighties, this is well worth reading as it throws up information and images not found in earlier works. Like many in the series it is an easy and interesting read and well worth the price. "
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Reviewed By: The Vintage Motorcycle

" This is an ideal resource for anyone with an interest in these classic British sporting motorcycles. "
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Reviewed By: Classic Motorcycle

" Greeves: The Complete Story is an extensive marque history with plenty of expert advice about owning and running a Greeves as your classic. "
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Reviewed By: RealClassic

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