1952 BSA 646cc A10 'Golden Flash' Frame no. ZA7S 33512 Engine no. ZA10 16783
Lot 430
1952 BSA 646cc A10 'Golden Flash'
Registration no. 3411 SJ 61 Frame no. ZA7S 33512 Engine no. ZA10 16783
Sold for €5,520 (US$ 5,925) inc. premium

Lot Details
1952 BSA 646cc A10 'Golden Flash' Frame no. ZA7S 33512 Engine no. ZA10 16783
1952 BSA 646cc A10 'Golden Flash'
Registration no. 3411 SJ 61
Frame no. ZA7S 33512
Engine no. ZA10 16783
A new 650cc A10 twin joined BSA's 500cc A7 model in 1949. The existing parallel twin architecture was retained for the A10, with 360-degree crankshaft and single camshaft at the rear of the cylinder block, as was the four-speed gearbox bolted directly to the crankcase in a form of semi-unitary construction. Like the A7, the A10 was available initially with either a rigid frame or plunger rear suspension. Named 'Golden Flash', the new 650 was strikingly finished in pale beige metallic. Ever since the model's introduction enthusiasts have commonly referred to the touring A10 as the 'Golden Flash', even when it was finished in alternative colour schemes, as is the case with this particular example, which has covered only 207 miles (approximately 333 kilometres) since restoration in the early 1990s. The machine is offered with copies of various invoices, parts list, purchase receipt (dated 1995) and French Carte Grise normale.

Footnotes

  • BSA 646 cm3 A10 'Golden Flash' 1952
    Immatriculation n° 3411 SJ 61
    Cadre n° ZA7S 33512
    Moteur n° ZA10 16783

    Une nouvelle A10 « twin » de 650 cm3 accompagna le type A7 500 cm3 de BSA en 1949. L'architecture « twin parallèle » existante fut conservée pour l'A10 avec vilebrequin à 36o degrés et un seul arbre à cames à l'arrière du bloc, ainsi que la boîte à 4 rapports boulonnée directement au carter en une sorte de semi bloc moteur. Comme l'A7, l'A10 fut livrée initialement avec un cadre rigide ou avec une suspension arrière à plongeurs. Appelée « Golden Flash », la nouvelle 650 reçut une finition inhabituelle beige clair métallisé. Depuis l'introduction du type, les passionnés ont toujours appelé « Golden Flash » l'A10 de tourisme même quand elle était peinte différemment comme c'est le cas de cet exemplaire qui n'a parcouru que 333 km environ depuis sa restauration au début des années 1990. La machine est proposée avec des copies de factures, la liste des pièces de rechange, le certificat de vente (de 1995) et sa carte grise française normale.

Saleroom notices

  • La machine est vendue avec son certificat d'immatriculation, mais pas la carte grise comme indiquée au catalogue. The machine is offered with a Certificat d'immatriculation, not a Carte Grise as stated in the catalogue.
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