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Sunday, June 14, 2020

This 'Dunkley' was not a baby stroller

You must have never seen and heard of a Dunkley scooter before, like We either. This scooter was made by a British company in the pre-war period, known as a baby stroller maker. And after the 2nd World War ended, the company made a transition by following the trend to make small motorbikes, mopeds, and scooters. Uniquely, the Dunkley scooter has some very unusual lines, as if it was made out of all flat panels.
1959 Dunkley Popular scooter made by the famous British baby stroller maker. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2XWYGTN)
At the time this odd scooter went on sale in 1959, in England itself also produced many brands and types of scooters. Whereas in the global market many manufacturers at almost the same time trying to get a large market share, while the Piaggio's Vespa and Innocenti's Lambretta scooters being dominated the world's scooter market in that time. So it's not surprising they all failed in the market. 
1959 Dunkley Popular scooter has some very unusual lines as if it was made out of all flat panels. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2XWYGTN)
The British manufacturer is estimated to have made more than a thousand units of scooters during its production period (manufactured for one year) and is marketed limited in mainland Europe and a little to America. But it is estimated that not many can survive at this time.

Uniquely, this strange scooter is named Dunkley Popular, which is driven by a 50cc four-stroke engine that is capable of producing around 20hp of power and coupled with a two-speed transmission which is operated through the handlebars. So it is estimated to be able to carry the scooter running up to a top speed of around 30mph.
1959 Dunkley Popular scooter uses a 50cc four-stroke engine coupled with a 2-speed transmission system. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2XWYGTN)
If you look at the style of the Dunkley Popular scooter look similar to the German scooters. The British manufacturer seems to be linked to Mercury Industries, a German manufacturer who in 1956 made a scooter that had a similar shape, the Mercury Hermes Scooter. And the Mercury scooter is a copy of the German Meister Solo Roller that made a year earlier. 
1955 Meister M45 Solo Roller inspiring style sources of the Brit's Dunkley Popular scooter. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2XYkC0O)
So it is not surprising, when juxtaposed with Vespa'59 for example it looks like the Dunkley scooter is less prestigious because of its appearance that is too old. Maybe that's why this scooter was never sold well at that time.
1959 Dunkley Popular scooter is estimated able to run up to a top speed of around 30mph. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2XWYGTN)
But now, the conditions may be a little different and it is estimated that the Dunkley scooter price will skyrocket because it is a rare item and is rarely found for sale in the near future. And we agreed, for a scooter collector who might have a garage full of Italian and German scooters, this one could have a serious appeal and certainly not a difficult case to spend some money to get it.
1959 Dunkley Popular scooter is a rare item now and is rarely found for sale in the near future. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2XWYGTN)
And if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this marque, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.
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