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Lot 205: BSA S27 500cc

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (13 July 2011)

The Birmingham Small Arms company first entered the 2-wheel market circa 1905, having had a few experimental forays in the late 19th century. Their first offerings used proprietary engines built into basically robust bicycle frames. From 1910 they were building their own engines and developing a reputation for good quality machines. The First World War slowed down the development for a while when BSA's arms division was the priority. Once the conflict was over motorcycle development again gathered pace. The machine offered here was de rigeur for the 1927 season, equipped with the new-fangled BSA drum brakes, 3-speed gearbox, multiplate clutch and 500cc sv engine. This machine has been in continuous use since 2004, but little is known of it's previous history other than it was registered on a 1978 "S" plate when it was repatriated from the Isle of Man and sold by A Tiernan motorcycles some 7 years ago. It was re-registerered in 2004 by the current registered keeper to lose the inappropriate number. This machine has not been used for the last 4 months but was in full working order when started recently. It is eligible for vintage events such as the recent Banbury Run and is supplied with V5c and sundry MOTs from 2005. The current tax and MOT expire in October.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number205
Estimate£5200-£5600
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1927
Condition rating
Registration numberBS 9279
Mileage-
Chassis numberGR7411
Engine numberM-12143
Engine capacity (cc)500
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors