Lot 223 - 1970 BSA 175 Bantam

Lot 223 - 1970 BSA 175 Bantam

Lot 223 - 1970 BSA 175 Bantam

Lot Number 223
Registration tbc
Chassis Number B175JC02727
Engine Number B175JC02727
Odometer reading 20,942 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £450

The Bantam is a two-stroke motorcycle that was produced by the Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) from 1948 through to 1971. Exact production figures are unknown, but it was over 250,000 and some estimates place the number closer to half a million. The original Bantam continued in production for several years, it had telescopic forks, a rigid rear end, direct electrics, shovel front-mudguard and fishtail silencer, was available only in 'mist green' and sold for £60 plus tax. Although the frame changed out of recognition, the engine remained a recognizable development of the original for the entire 23 years of production.

This 175cc BSA has been stored for a number of years and although appears to be complete, will require some restoration work. We advised that the engine 'kicks over' and seems to have good compression. The new owner will need to apply for a registration document for CPD192H. Offered at no reserve this Bantam could prove to be a real bargain.

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.

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