1956 B31
Lot 155
1956 BSA 347cc B31 Frame no. EB 315323 Engine no. BB 3126179
£2,400 - 3,400
US$ 4,000 - 5,700
Lot Details
1956 BSA 347cc B31
Registration no. SSU 522
Frame no. EB 315323
Engine no. BB 3126179
It has been said that, until the advent of its (sl) Umberslade Hall days, BSA had never made a bad motor-cycle. Whether that is true or not, the range of post-WW2 machines was exceptional, with the A and B series of twins and singles being highly respected amongst buyers and with both having a strong following today. The most affordable was the B31 350 single, introduced in the 40's and inheriting the race-bred chassis of its iconic Gold-Star brothers in 1954. The B 31's punchy 'iron' engine had the bore and stroke of the 350 'Goldie' and looked exactly like it to most people as well as having plenty of reliable power and a feeling of durable solidity allied to splendid handling. SSU 522 was registered on 27-04-1956 by the South Yorks. Firm of Campion and Sons and was, apparently, thoroughly rebuilt by Unity Motors inc. in 1989, remaining in very good order indeed since then, with excellent paint and chrome. Running well and in use, though becoming heavy for the vendor, the machine is offered with current Tax Disc and MOT until September 2012, sundry bills, old tax and MOT documents, BSA OC dating certificate and a Haynes manual. As British a 'single' as they come, the BSA is described as 'ready to go' following the usual safety checks.
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