1968 BSA Bantam D14B

Make: BSA
Model: Bantam D14B
Year: 1968
Registration Number: Unregistered
Frame Number: D14B 914
Engine Number: GD7 2374
Sold For: £500

Lot No: 200

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. The Bantam has been with us since the early 1950s and was in service with GPO personnel for telegram and postal deliveries, as well as being popular with private individuals. Its charm may well lie in its simplicity, being easy to use and maintain.

As a project for his retirement, the vendor recently restored this D14B Bantam. He informs us that much time and money has been lavished on the BSA, and new parts fitted include: wheels, spokes and tyres, a saddle, exhaust system, a Rex Caunt ignition and generator, and handlebars, levers and cables. The 175cc engine and gearbox has been checked and appears to be in good working order.

Please note that this very smart Bantam does not have a registration document; should the new owner wish to use the machine on the road, a new V5C must be applied for. 

Auction Date: Thursday 2 March 2017