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Lot 641: 1946 BSA 249cc C11

Collectors' Motor Cars, Bonhams (10 September 2005)

BSAs C range of lightweights was introduced in 1938. First model was the C10 sidevalve single with coil ignition and three-speed hand-change gearbox. A de luxe version with foot-change gearbox joined the range in 1939, as did the overhead-valve C11. The girder fork was replaced by a telescopic unit in mid-1946, and part way through 1949 the C10 gained an alloy cylinder head. From 1954 onwards the pair continued as the up-dated C10L/C11G, with alternator electrics, plunger rear suspension and four-speed gearbox, until 1957. This C11 has been in the vendors hands for many years, undergoing cosmetic improvement while remaining in basically standard condition. It is reported that the battery is not charging, possibly because of a wiring fault within the headlamp. Finished in blue with black cycle parts, the machine is offered with BSA O C dating certificate and Swansea V5, and is sold strictly as viewed. No reserve.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars
Bonhams, Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum, Hampshire
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number641
Estimate£600-£800
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£950
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1093
Year1946
Condition rating
Registration number934 XAF
Mileage-
Chassis number
Engine numberXC11T2813
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors