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1965 Phillips Traveler Power Cycle


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With its export efforts over the years, Phillips had become a familiar brand in a number of British colonies across the world, and particularly established its name across the far side of the world - in New Zealand.  Earlier sales of cycles and mopeds under the auspices of the British Cycle Corporation had established recognition of the Phillips badge with a loyal dealer and customer network - while Raleigh had no practical background in this market.

When New Zealand distributors came to ordering new machines for their summer sales season, October 1964 to March 1965, they weren't interested in Raleigh branded models that their customers didn't know - they wanted to sell Phillips badged mopeds their customers would be familiar with and could relate to!

So, to secure the order, Raleigh created a special export RM8 Runabout just for New Zealand, and branded this special version the Phillips Traveller.

Traveller frames are still identified with Raleigh's 8R prefix to the serial, finished in white (what Raleigh described as Pearl Grey), with a unique dark grey trim, standard equipped with Lucas headlamp (no home trade Runabout ever had this fitting), badged with 'Phillips' transfers on the frame and petrol tank, and 'Traveller' decals on the side panels.

1965 registered Phillips Travellers are recorded in New Zealand, though whether any subsequent export batches were produced is not currently established.  The Raleigh RM8 was listed until September 1969 in the UK.

ABOUT THIS BIKE

  • Original and in really good Condition
  • Low Mileage
  • Registered with original black plates.
  • 4 owners
  • Comes complete with handbook
  • Original Ownership papers
  • Saddle Bag
  • Michelin Tires and Tubes
  • NO WOF Required
  • Comes with Telescopic Forks, Electric Horn, High Power 2 stroke engine, automatic clutch, full width light alloy hub brakes.
  • Up to 160MPG - average speed 30MPH - powered to beat the wind.
  • Sold New by Cycle Trading Co of Christchurch.

This is a really cool wee Moped. Good value and lots of fun. Won't be many of these left either.

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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.