Lot 260 - 1954 BSA A10 (650cc)
|Estimate||£5,250 - £6,750|
Edward Turner's pre-war Triumph 500cc 5T Speed Twin had, way back in 1937, set the pace for a new era of parallel twin motorcycling, a pace that was about to be reset with the imminent launch of the 1949, 34bhp, 650cc 6T Thunderbird. So it was that, somewhat hastily, in October 1949 BSA announced the 650cc A10 which would be on sale for the 1950 season. Not that BSA had been entirely caught napping. For three years, the company had been marketing a parallel rival; although not-quite-so-speedy, twin in the shape of the 62mm x 82mm 500cc BSA A7. Edward Turner himself was bombed out of Triumph's Priory Street factory following the infamous raid on Coventry on the 14th November, 1940, and with time on his hands before the new Meriden factory near Allesley, Warwickshire was up and running, Turner spent some time at BSA's Armoury Road site at Small Heath, Birmingham and injected one or two of his own pet design devices notably detachable rocker boxes in the now familiar Triumph twin style.
This 1954 BSA was the subject of a full restoration to the highest of standards sometime ago, and, although it has been ridden recently, has had very little use since being kept in a private collection. It is described by the vendor as being in excellent condition throughout and is finished with a black frame, black mud guards and black and chrome fuel tank. This motorcycle is supplied with a V5C registration document and copies of old MoT test certificates. This is a first class example and ready to be used and enjoyed.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.