Lot 141 - 1959 BSA A7
|Result||Sold - £4,032|
The BSA A7 is a 500cc motorcycle model range that was made by Birmingham Small Arms Company at its factory in Armoury Road, Small Heath, Birmingham. The range was launched in 1946 using a 495cc long stroke engine with an improved 497cc version based on the BSA A10 engine launched in 1950. The various A7 models continued in production with minor modifications until 1961/2 when they were superseded by the unit-construction A50 model.
This 1959 example presents well as an older restoration which took place circa 1985 at which point many new parts were fitted. The vendor recommissioned the bike in 2022 however, the engine was rebuilt as part of an earlier restoration. Part of that recommissioning were the oils being changed, the bike was serviced before a compression and cylinder leak check which gained an all clear. An SRM filter screen and head oil feeds have been fitted as has a two into one exhaust system which is twin leading with a brake shoe front brake upgrade. A great looking well-maintained example of a usable classic bike.
Guide Price £5,000-£6,000
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