1936 BSA 249cc B2
Lot 534
1936 BSA 249cc B2
£3,200 - 3,500
US$ 5,300 - 5,800
Lot Details
1936 BSA 249cc B2
Registration no. OW 9694
Frame no. D1 6227
Engine no. B2 485
During the 1930s BSA concentrated on producing a range of dependable, well-made, competitively priced motorcycles. In the decade’s early years the firm offered two B-Series machines in the 250 class: one sidevalve, the other overhead-valve. Both featured engines having vertical cylinders and magneto ignition carried in conventional cycle parts with rigid frames and girder front forks. The gearbox was a three-speed unit with hand ’change. A higher-specification ‘Blue Star’ model was an addition for 1933, a full electrical system, originally an optional extra, became standard equipment for 1934. De Luxe versions came with the four-speed gearbox and a choice of foot or hand change. Production of the popular B-Series 250s continued to the decade’s end when the range was superseded by the new C-Series quarter-litre models – the C10 and C11. This ‘B2’ dates from 1936, BSA having abandoned including the year in the model designation at the end of 1935, and is fitted with an engine of correct type dating from 1934. Restored two years ago and last used on the VMCC’s Banbury Run, the machine is described as a ‘first time starter and presented in good condition throughout. It is offered with old-style logbook, current MoT and Swansea V5 registration document.
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