1939 BSA Scout Series 6

Lot 62 (The Pavilion Gardens, 19th July 2018)

Sold for £17,438

(including buyers premium)


Lot details
Registration No: KMF 54
Chassis No: E2118
Mot Expiry: July 2019

- Very rare and innovative front-wheel drive 1930s sportscar

- Massive history file and treated to a superb, engineer restoration 1,200 miles ago

- Original handbook and reputedly 'the best example known to the BSA Owners' Club'

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Excellent'
Engine: 'Excellent'
Electrical Equipment: 'Excellent'
Paintwork: 'Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Excellent'
Interior Trim: 'Excellent'

Current MOT certificate valid until 3rd July 2019

Further Information:

Launched in April 1935, the BSA Scout quickly developed a reputation for amazingly sure-footed cornering thanks to its admirably low centre of gravity and advanced front wheel-drive. Based around a conventional ladder frame chassis equipped with independent transverse-leaf front suspension, a 'live' rear axle and drum brakes, the newcomer was powered by an 1075cc (later 1204cc) four-cylinder engine allied to three-speed manual transmission. Available in either two-seater or four-seater guises, lighter variants of the model were reputedly capable of nigh on 70mph. Arriving in October 1938, the final Series 6 cars sported 'easy clean' wheels and an improved engine design with a better lubricated three-bearing crankshaft, more water jacketing, larger valves and a downdraught carburettor. Production of the Series 6 was curtailed by the outbreak of World War Two making survivors few and far between today.

 

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