1964 BSA 75cc Beagle
Lot 209
1964 BSA 75cc Beagle Frame no. K1-2620 Engine no. K1-2729
Sold for £575 (US$ 844) inc. premium


Lot Details
1964 BSA 75cc Beagle 1964 BSA 75cc Beagle 1964 BSA 75cc Beagle 1964 BSA 75cc Beagle
1964 BSA 75cc Beagle
Registration no. BHP 240B
Frame no. K1-2620
Engine no. K1-2729
Announced in the autumn of 1962 and intended as a replacement for the D1 Bantam, the flyweight Beagle commenced production the following year. Designed by Triumph's Edward Turner and powered by a 75cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine (as used in the Ariel Pixie scooter in 49cc form) the Beagle could cruise at 40mph and return 150 miles to the gallon. Unfortunately for BSA, competition from Honda's faster, more reliable and better-equipped step-thru models meant that sales were disappointing and the Beagle was withdrawn in 1965. This example's accompanying original logbook reveals that it was sold new via Coventry Motor Mart Ltd, while the three private owners listed are all in the Coventry area. 'BHP 240B' was acquired by the current owner in September 1984 and since then has formed part of his private collection, unused. Offered for reconditioning/restoration, the machine is offered with the aforementioned logbook and Swansea V5 document. No reserve.

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  • The Engine no. is K12869
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