1927 BSA 500cc
Lot 261
c.1928 BSA 557cc 'Sloper' Engine no. H.9681
Sold for £4,140 (US$ 6,958) inc. premium
Lot Details
c.1928 BSA 557cc 'Sloper'
Registration no. PK 7428
Engine no. H.9681
Introduced for the 1927 season, the influential 'Sloper' started a trend that saw many of BSA's competitors adopt inclined motors. The Sloper also featured a trend-setting saddle tank that afforded a low seating position and for 1930, gained chromium-plated brightwork and a new frame with forged steel spine. The Sloper range remained essentially vintage in character until its demise in 1935, by which time the line-up had shrunk to just two models: one overhead-valve, the other sidevalve, both of 595cc. This sidevalve-engined Sloper was purchased as a restoration project around 1975 and restored at that time. Not used since the rebuild, 'PK 7428' has been stored and maintained by the Brooklands Museum since circa 1998 and will require re-commissioning before returning to the road. There is no registration document with this Lot but the machine does carry an expired tax disc (March 1936) which should facilitate the retrieval of the registration number (if still available). An RAC badge is included in the sale.
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