1949 BSA 123cc Bantam
Lot 371
1949 BSA 123cc Bantam
Sold for £805 (US$ 1,250) inc. premium

Lot Details
1949 BSA 123cc Bantam
Registration no. HSL 981
Frame no. YD1-9258
Engine no. 33511YD
Introduced for the export market in 1948, BSA’s Bantam was released for the home market the following year. It was to prove a huge success story for BSA, remaining in production, in continually upgraded form, until 1963 and being adopted by fleet users such as police forces and the GPO, but finding also an enthusiastic market as economy ‘ride-to-work’ transport and a popular machine for the first time buyer and learner motorcyclist.This example appears to be to original factory specification in all major respects and is presented in the familiar BSA apple green livery. It is equipped with Wipac electrics, bulb horn and luggage carrier and it appears that it was last taxed for road use up to 2000. The odometer records 14,450 miles but this is unconfirmed. The bike was acquired by George Fearn in 1999 and it comes with a Swansea V5C registration document.
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