Lot 263 - 1934 BSA 10 H.P. Peerless Coupé
|Odometer reading||85,672 miles|
|Estimate||£7,500 - £9,000|
BSA cars were manufactured between 1907 and 1912 in Birmingham, then until 1939 in both Coventry and Birmingham. They had established a motorcar department in an unsuccessful effort to make use of the Sparkbrook Birmingham factory; an independent part of the same site was occupied by The Lanchester Motor Company Limited. After 1912, manufacture was carried out by group subsidiary Daimler in Coventry or BSA Cycles in Birmingham. BSA brand ownership eventually passed to Tata Motors after their purchase of Jaguar Cars who had previously purchased Daimler Motor Company. A legal challenge halted the creation of a BSA-badged car to be made in China; however this ruling only applies to cars, not other products such as bikes.
This delightful BSA Peerless coupé is thought to be one of only three manufactured and one of only two bodies built by 'Coventry Motor and Sundries Co. Ltd.' A recent two year chassis-up restoration, including a new ash frame, has resulted in this BSA having a new lease of life. The engine and gearbox were also overhauled, together with new glass, some re-chroming, new wiring and new tyres. The original blue leather seats have been retained offering a splendid patina to the interior. This car comes supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate valid until 18th September 2013, the original buff logbook showing the WD7856 index plate the car still retains today, and a history file. An interesting pre-war car at an affordable price.
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