c.1960 BSA 175cc Bantam Frame No. YD1S45505 Engine No. 441169Y1
Lot 433
1951 BSA 123cc Bantam D1 Frame no. YD1S 45505 Engine no. 441169 Y1
Sold for €690 (US$ 847) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1960 BSA 175cc Bantam Frame No. YD1S45505 Engine No. 441169Y1
1951 BSA 123cc Bantam D1
Frame no. YD1S 45505
Engine no. 441169 Y1
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 in 1971. Originally of 123cc, the engine grew first to 148cc - on the D3 Bantam Major, introduced for 1954 - and then to 172cc. Plunger rear suspension became an option in 1950, as did battery electrics powered by a 6-volt Lucas alternator, Wico-Pacy direct lighting having been relied upon hitherto. The next major changes to the cycle parts occurred in 1956 with the introduction of swinging-arm rear suspension and a sturdier telescopic front fork on the Bantam Major. This example of the plunger-suspended, Wico-equipped Bantam D1 appears to be in substantially original condition. There is no registration document with this Lot.

Footnotes

  • BSA 123 cm3 Bantam D1 1951
    Cadre n° YD1S 45505
    Moteur n° 441169 Y1

    Issue de la DKW RT125 d'avant 1939 et annoncée pour 1948, la Bantam battit des records de vente pour BSA avec plus d'un demi million de machines produites par l'usine de Birmingham jusqu'en 1971, date de l'arrêt de la production. D'une cylindrée initiale de 123 cm3, le moteur fut porté d'abord à 148 cm3 sur la Bantam Major lancée pour 1954 puis à 172 cm3. Une suspension arrière à plongeurs fut proposée en option en 1950 ainsi qu'un éclairage avec batterie 6 volts rechargée par un alternateur Lucas à la place d'un éclairage direct par système Wico-Pacy. Les améliorations suivantes intéressant la partie cycle arrivèrent en 1956 avec une suspension arrière à bras oscillant et une fourche télescopique plus robuste sur la Bantam Major. Cet exemplaire de Bantam D1 à plongeurs et éclairage Wico semble être en bon état d'origine. Aucun document n'accompagne ce lot.
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