Lot 237 - 1959 BSA A10
|Odometer reading||35,097 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
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 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 designs, most notably detachable rocker boxes in the now familiar Triumph twin style.
This BSA A10 has been restored and presents in splendid condition, having been in the hands of a private collector for a number of years. This is a motorcycle from a manufacturer with great heritage and DSJ85 does not disappoint. The twin 650cc engine is said to run well, with everything operating as it should. Priced very reasonably given the estimate.
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.