1971 BSA 172cc D175 Bantam Frame no. 07196 Engine no. XD07196 B175
Lot 505
1971 BSA 172cc D175 Bantam Frame no. 07196 Engine no. XD07196 B175
Sold for £1,840 (US$ 3,125) inc. premium
Lot Details
1971 BSA 172cc D175 Bantam
Registration no. VKG 157J
Frame no. 07196
Engine no. XD07196 B175
Developed from the pre-war DKW RT125 and announced in 1948, the Bantam became a top seller for BSA, in excess of half a million leaving the Birmingham factory before production ceased. The Bantam's final incarnation - the D175 with much-revised 172cc engine - appeared in 1969 and lasted in the range with only minor changes until March 1971. One of the final examples made, this ex-GPO Bantam D175 was first registered to The Post Office Corporation, Cardiff and was based at Penarth Road in the Welsh capital. The machine was sold into private ownership in 1978 for £25 (receipt on file) and acquired for the museum in 2003, since when it has been kept on display. Restored and apparently in generally good condition, the machine is offered with DVLA correspondence, SORN letter, sundry expired MoTs (most recent July 2003), old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents and its original green logbook.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number for this vehicle begins DD719 (the final digit is not legible). The engine number is KC03390B175.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  2. Motor Cars (Europe)
    General Enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +33 1 42 61 10 11
    FaxFax: +33 1 42 61 10 15
  3. Motor Cars (UK)
    General Enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 5801
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5802
  4. Shipping (UK)
    Logistics - Shipping
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 8302
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7629 9673
  5. Adrian Pipiros
    Specialist - Automobilia
    Bonhams
    Work
    Unit 1, Sovereign Park
    London, United Kingdom NW10 7QP
    Work +44 20 8963 2840
    FaxFax: +44 20 8963 2802
  6. Rob Hubbard
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5805
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7468 5802