Sold for £3,680
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: 864 VPG
Frame No: GA711491
Engine No: DA101355
The Birmingham Small Arms factory was established in the Small Heath area of Birmingham in 1861 and as the name suggests manufactured weapons. Around the turn of the century they started making bicycles and progressed onto motorcycles a few years later. BSA went on to be one of the world's largest producers of motorcycles up until its demise in the early 1970s. The 650cc A10 Golden Flash, to give it its full name, was developed by Bert Hopwood in 1949 to compete with the parallel twins being offered by Triumph and Norton at the time. With a good turn of speed and a strong chassis, it probably became the world's first 'Sports Tourer', equally happy as a weekend pleasure bike or lugging around a double adult sidecar during the week.
This 1961 A10 is the later swinging arm version with full-width hubs. It has recently had a completely new chrome exhaust system and the wheels have been rebuilt and fitted with new tyres. The paintwork and chrome work are good and the seat has been recovered. Bought by the vendor about three years ago it has not seen much use recently so will need some recommissioning before returning to the road. It comes with a current V5C.
All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.
You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:
Auction: National Motorcycle Museum, Wed, 27th Oct 2021
National Motorcycle Museum
Wednesday 27th October 2021, from 9am
15% (plus VAT @ 20%)
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