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Lot 602: 1968 BSA 172cc Bantam

Collectors' Motor Cars, Bonhams (10 September 2005)

Developed from the pre-war DKW RT125 and announced in 1948, the Bantam became a top seller for BSA, in excess of half a million leaving the Birmingham factory before production ceased in 1971. Originally of 123cc, the engine grew first to 148cc and then to 172cc. Swinging-arm rear suspension and a sturdier telescopic front fork were introduced on the D3 Bantam Major in the mid-1950s and a four-speed gearbox on the D10 in 1966. Introduced for 1968, the D14 boasted a more powerful (12.6bhp) engine, up from the D10ís 10bhp. This D14 model carries a tax disc dated 31.8.79 and displays a total of 15,603 miles on the odometer. Acquired by the late Eric Houseley in November 1983, the machine is offered with Swansea V5.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars
Bonhams, Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum, Hampshire
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number602
Estimate£200-£400
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£320
Hammer Price (inc premium)£368
Year1968
Condition rating
Registration numberNTO 94F
Mileage-
Chassis number
Engine numberD14B2395
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors