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Lot 355: 1953 BSA 249cc C11

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

BSAs C range of lightweights was first introduced in 1938. Its first exemplar 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 original girder front 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, eventually bowing out in 1957. This rigid C11 bears a tax disc dated 30.6.79, an indication of the last time it was licensed for the road. The machine is offered for restoration and without documents.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number355
Estimate£100-£200
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£300
Hammer Price (inc premium)£345
Year1953
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