Lot 326 - 1934 BSA 10hp Rear Wheel Drive
|Odometer reading||27,374 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
The first prototype BSA car was produced in 1907. The following year, marketed under BSA Cycles Ltd, the company sold 150 cars. Dudley Docker had joined the board in 1906 and was appointed deputy chairman of BSA in 1909. He had made a spectacular financial success of a merger of five large rolling-stock companies in 1902 and become the leader of the period's merger movement. Believing he could buy the missing management skills that could not be found within BSA, he started merger talks with The Daimler Company Limited of Coventry. Daimler and Rover were then the largest British car producers. Daimler was immensely profitable. The attraction for Daimler shareholder's, was the apparent stability of BSA. So, in 1910, BSA purchased Daimler with BSA shares. Docker retired as a BSA director in 1912 and installed Lincoln Chandler on the BSA board as his replacement. In 1913, Daimler employed 5,000 workers to manufacture 1,000 vehicles in that year an indication things were not good financially. As well as the Daimler car range, BSA Cycles Ltd re-entered the car market under the BSA name in 1921, with a V-twin engined 10hp light car, followed by four-cylinder 11hp and 14hp, and the six-cylinder 12hp and 16hp models up to 1926, when the name was temporarily dropped. In 1929, a new range of three and four wheel cars appeared and production of these continued until 1936. By 1930, the BSA Group's primary activities were BSA motorcycles and Daimler vehicles. Car production under the BSA name ceased in 1940, with the advent of the war.
This 1934 BSA 10hp rear wheel drive car has been residing in a museum for the last few years, used regularly this 10hp has always been fully maintained, runs and drives well and starts straightaway first time. Finished in black with maroon leather interior which is all in good order this BSA 10hp is supplied with a V5C registration document. This is a very nice pre war classic which you would be happy to take on any rally knowing that it was reliable and would not let you down.
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