1957 BSA Road Rocket
Model: Road Rocket
Registration Number: SSJ 242
Frame Number: EA7 9244
Engine Number: CA10R7344
Guide Price: £5500 - 7500
Road Tax Exempt
Developed from the Golden Flash, the Road Rocket was advertised as ‘undoubtedly the world’s greatest motorcycle’. It was at the top of BSA’s range at the time of its start of production in 1954 and was equipped with a 646cc air cooled twin cylinder engine coupled to a four speed gearbox that gave a not-to-be-sniffed-at top speed of 109mph.
Following a period of long term storage, this Road Rocket was the subject of a restoration which included an engine and gearbox rebuild (which has yet to be run in). The fuel tank rebuild was undertaken by a specialist and we are informed that it was triple chrome plated and the cost of the tank restoration alone was £2000. New fuel taps were also fitted at the time.
SSJ 242 has been museum displayed for around six years, therefore we would recommend that the Road Rocket is recommissioned before heading to the highways. The current custodian is reducing his stable of classics, hence the sale of the BSA.
The show standard BSA is supplied with a letter from the Vintage Motor Cycle Club confirming the frame number, the V5C registration certificate and sundry MOT test certificates.
Auction Date: 13 September 2018