Spooky ! EXACTLY the same here..
My dad bought it for me and said if I could get it going he would buy me a real bike
I got it going...... he did NOT buy me a real bike.
I bought a James Captain Deluxe ( deluxe 'cos it had a pillion seat )
But my first legal road bike ( wellll almost legal ) was a 1957 Royal Enfield Bullet
Was not till after I sold it I found out they never made a 250 bullet.. It was a 350 someone had worked a flanker on and got it registered as a 250 !