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James Colonel K12. 225cc. 1954-1956

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Frame numbering
Frame number prefixes were as follows (1954)  K12-000101.  (1955) 55K12-xxx.  (1956) 56K12-xxx.  (1957) 57K12-xxx.

Model announcement
"The Motor Cycle" 17 September 1953
(James Announce an Entirely New Range, advert page 10)
"The Motor Cycle" 19 November 1953 Earl's Court Show summary.
(James. Stand 15: A Full Lightweight Range: New 225cc Model, page 673)

Road tests
"The Motor Cycle" 10 March 1955
(Road Tests of New Models, page 316)

As the top-of-the-range model it featured in many adverts.

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