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Lot 429: 1933 BSA 10hp Saloon

Collectors' Motor Cars and Motorcycles, Bonhams (9 September 2006)

The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd, better known as a motorcycle manufacture, offered a sturdy 10hp light car in 1933, exhibiting no fewer than six different body styles at Olympia that year, embracing the work of Mulliners of Birmingham, Holbrook of Wolverhampton and Salmons of London, while the standard factory saloon coachwork was supplied by Pressed Steel Co Ltd, of Oxford. Built by BSA’s Daimler subsidiary at Coventry, the 10hp was powered by a 1,185cc four-cylinder engine driving via Daimler’s characteristic fluid flywheel and four-speed pre-selector transmission, This car carries the standard factory coachwork, complete with opening windscreen, sliding roof and crush-grain leather upholstery. ‘YG 3653’ has a history of single family ownership from 1937 to 1985 when it was acquired by the previous private owner who carried out a chassis-up rebuild during the 1990s. The current owner purchased the car at Brooks’ Beaulieu Sale on 12th September 1999 (Lot 443) and since then has had the engine, brakes and ignition system overhauled (invoices available). (We are advised that the engine has been rebuilt with new cylinder liners and pistons, and has yet to be fully run in). Superbly finished in maroon and black livery with maroon leather upholstery and excellent brightwork, the car is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to August 2007 and Swansea V5 registration document.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars and Motorcycles
Bonhams, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hants
Lot Number429
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£5000
Hammer Price (inc premium)£5750
Condition rating0
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Chassis numberD719
Engine numberTY31
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