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Lot 628: c.1928 BSA 349cc Model L

Collectors' Motor Cars, Bonhams (10 September 2005)

Introduced for 1923, the Model L, as it would come to be known, is noteworthy as BSA’s first production motorcycle to have overhead valves. Inspired by the 1.1-litre Hotchkiss v-twin that powered the BSA-Daimler light car, the new engine displaced 349cc. Complementing this new ohv sports model was an otherwise similar sidevalve version sharing essentially the same cycle parts. “To the sporting solo rider who asks for a ‘go anywhere’ mount, its records in the Scottish Six Days’ Trial and the International Trials in Sweden in 1923 stand as recommendation,” stated Pitman’s Book of the BSA, reviewing the Model L sidevalve. This Model L ‘barn find’ is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. There are no documents with this machine.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars
Bonhams, Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum, Hampshire
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number628
Estimate£300-£400
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£550
Hammer Price (inc premium)£633
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