Lot 177 - 1958 12870 Dandy 70
|Odometer reading||2 miles|
|Estimate||£500 - £1,000|
|Result||Sold - £1,232|
The BSA Dandy was a 'no frills' utility machine that offered basic transport for the masses. BSA's entry into this highly competitive scooter market was over engineered to say the least with the single-cylinder, two-stroke engine forming the righthand side of the swinging arm, pivoting on the frame; no bad thing in itself, but the contact breaker points were inaccessible until the engine had been removed and the two-speed, pre-selector gearbox was an unnecessary expense on such a basic machine.
Acquired in 2010 by the present vendor, this delightful little BSA Dandy 70 was found in 2005, in a property that had been left vacant for some 12 years and remarkably had just less than two miles on the clock. The 70cc scooter has since been completely restored and is accompanied by photographic evidence of the restoration with the odometer now reading just over two miles. Accompanied by original spares/service catalogue and 'How to ride the BSA Dandy 70' owners handbook, this also boasts an original tool kit, BSA instruction manual on CD together with a Motorcycle inspection report confirming original registration number and that it is 100% correct in its assembly. The current vendor has also sought out an original dating certificate from the BSA Bantam Riders Registration for peace of mind so this is a rare opportunity to own a real piece of BSA's history with fewer miles recorded than many of us would cover to walk to the local shops!
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