1969 BSA Bantam D14/4

Make: BSA
Model: Bantam D14/4
Year: 1969
Registration Number: PEL 51G
Frame Number: D 14B8231
Engine Number: D 14B8231
MOT Test Expiry: 28 April 2016
Sold For: £1210
Road Tax Exempt

Lot No: 202

The Birmingham Small Arms Company was established in 1860 by a group of gunsmiths who produced military and sporting firearms. In 1880, the company diversified into bicycles and by 1911, the first 3 ½ hp motor bicycles were in production.

By the 1950s, BSA was offering a vast range of models to corner a highly competitive market. From 1948 until 1971, the company offered a lightweight, two-stroke motorcycle in the form of the ‘Bantam’, powered initially by a 125cc unit that increased to 175cc by the end of production.

Currently residing in a private collection, this D14/4 is in restored condition. The vendor tells us that the engine has been rebuilt and the machine is in good running order, ready for the likes of VMCC runs.  The history file contains the V5C registration certificate, numerous past MOT test certificates, invoices, and workshop and parts manuals.

Auction Date: 3 March 2016