My restourationproject finaly finished! A JLO werke "Favorit", a Light 2-takt 118cc engine. This model is produced between 1937 and 1940, only a copple models are made for the German army (This is sutch a model, with some specific reenforcements). This motorcicle served at the beginning of the war in poland, later in the war transported to Germany.
It's my first German restourationproject, but it was'nt easy! There are no more parts availlable, becouse it's so rare. (Some say, less than 50 were build)
I don't had the time yesterday for a full report. But I have now .
The mark of the engineblock is: JLO werke H.Cristiansen Pinneberg bei Hamburg.
Its a production of "Favorit"
Favorit was a little factory who made sidecars for heavy motorcycles (before and during the war). But they started between 1937 and 1940 a small line of light 2-takt motorcicles. I heard from some sources that the number of ligt motorcycles, produces will be around the 50.
So its a verry rare toy! There are 2 others known in the world. But mine is the mosed complete!! with the reverse breakhandles!
Becouse my model is slightly different from the other 2 models, are some collectors thinking of beeing a military version. (I have a re-enforcement above the headlight, and the pack carrier is made longer).
This motorcicle served for the German army in Poland, later in the war transported to Germany.
There are no more parts availlable, so the restouration was verry difficult!
When I bought this motor, it lookt good at the first observation. But the darker day's yet to come... The privious owner used the engineblock for pieces (to complete other restourations). (so I had a lot of fun, completing my toy!) Actualy I given up all the hope for the engine. I was thinking of put him together, and used it as static in my collection (not a vehicul collection...).
The paintjob is also correct (with the details).
becouse it's a early war production, he must be painted grey!
In 1943, the grey basic colour changed in sand yellow. The grey vehicles were quickly overpainted in yellow. mostly they were not demontaded. The parts that not have to be painted, were coverd. (maskingtape does'nt exist).
The camo was a fast job, (not a piece of art, like you see sometimes on events, ore pictures).
on some places you can still see some remaining grey paint.
Very nice job Roel! I like your ambition with the paintjob! I have seen some sad vehicles, painted with modern groundcolour? (base colour?) in pink or bright green and it looks hmmm... I always use the rust red base colour, and when the vehicle is used and gets patina it is just getting better! Thanks for showing these pics! Regards / Nick...