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Lot 208: BSA Bantam D7

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

Built to a German design seized as war reparations, the 125cc BSA Bantam was introduced in 1948. At just over �80 with solid frame & bulb horn ("including speedometer"!) it was an instant hit . The little green machine with its following wisp of blue smoke soon became a familiar sight on the road and was the bike that introduced many enthusiasts to the joys of two-wheel travel. Inevitably it grew up, first plunger rear springing, then to 150cc and a change of livery and finally to the model on offer today, with 175cc and swinging arm rear end.

With a current V5C and in running condition, this 1965 D7 is in nicely patinated condition and thanks to the excellent backup and spares availability from the Bantam Owners Club should represent a very straightforward project for the would be restorer.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number208
Estimate£1000-£1200
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£380
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1965
Condition rating0
Registration numberCOM 995C
Mileage-
Chassis numberD7 45911
Engine numberFDY 4983
Engine capacity (cc)174
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors