of Massey-Arran Motor Cars, Bellbarn Road, Birmingham
Massey-Arran were motorcycles produced from a variety of premises in Birmingham, between 1920 and 1924.
1920 The make started out with a 292cc sv JAP powered design, with a choice of either touring or sports trim. These well-made machines had Arden or Brampton forks, CAV magnetos and two-speed Sturmey-Archer chain-cum-belt transmission; the sports version had a straight-through exhaust pipe.
1921 A 677cc sv V-twin JAP model appeared. This had a saddle-style toolbox in place of the usual rear carrier.
1924 During the year, attempts were made to restart the production of complete machines. This was from premises in Smethwick and as a re-organized company. The venture was not successful.
Sources of Information
- The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X