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James Autocycle Deluxe. 98cc. 1946 - 1949

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Frame numbering
Frame numbers were prefixed with a "J"

Model announcement
"The Motor Cycle" 15 January 1948
(Two James Models, page 48) describes the autocycle for that year.

The Autocycle Deluxe was basically a prewar design that continued in production in late 1945 in the absence of anything new.  It used the Villiers Junior De Luxe 98cc engine in a typical autocycle frame.  It had a long slender "triangular" tank with distinctive flutes running down its length and simple sheet metal engine covers. 

Road tests
At this time I have no details of contemporary roadtests.

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