1970 BSA Bantam 175 Project Frame no. HC02100 B175 Engine no. HC02100 B175
Lot 317
1970 BSA Bantam 175 Project
Registration no. OMA 35H Frame no. HC02100 B175 Engine no. HC02100 B175
Sold for £402 (US$ 689) inc. premium
Lot Details
1970 BSA Bantam 175 Project
Registration no. OMA 35H
Frame no. HC02100 B175
Engine no. HC02100 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 in 1971. Originally of 123cc, the engine grew first to 148cc and then to 172cc. The Bantam’s final incarnation - the D175 with much-revised engine - appeared in 1969. Although at first glance its power unit looked unchanged, the 175 boasted new crankcase and cylinder head castings, the latter with central spark plug, and a stiffer crankshaft assembly among many other more minor modifications. The preceding D14’s cycle parts were carried over unchanged to the new 175, which was built in roadster and Bushman (trail) versions. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, this incomplete and partially dismantled Bantam 175 comes with two old-style Swansea V5 documents. No reserve
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