Lot 114 - 1961 12870 Sunbeam Tigress
|Odometer reading||22 miles|
|Estimate||£1,500 - £2,200|
|Result||Sold - £2,856|
The BSA Sunbeam was a scooter designed to have good performance
and handling. The entry of the BSA group into the scooter field was
announced by Edward Turner in October 1958. The model was available
with either a 175cc two-stroke, single cylinder engine or a
four-stoke, 250cc, twin cylinder unit. The 250cc BSA Sunbeam would
have a cruising speed of 55 to 65mph and fuel consumption of
approximately 120 miles per gallon.
This unusual example of a BSA has been restored in recent years and comes complete with a full set of accessories. These include a wheel carrier, luggage rack and windscreen. It benefits from an electric start and is finished in a pearlescent green. With just 22 miles recorded since the restoration, this four-stroke example is not only rare but comes complete with a reproduction workshop manual, original instruction manual, MoT test certificate (expired 2009) and a V5C registration document.
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