1961 BSA 497cc A7
Registration no. 985 XUL
Frame no. 716823
Engine no. 9137
BSA followed Triumphs lead in 1946, introducing their own parallel twin, the A7, in order to compete with the Speed Twin. Immediately acquiring a faithful following, the model was extensively revised over the following decade, swinging-arm suspension from 54 and full-width brakes from 57 being notable changes to the A7, always well-built in the BSA manner. Registered in February 1961, 985 XUL is a very well-presented A7 with the 1959 styling changes which underwent a thorough and high-quality rebuild as part of a large BSA collection. Last taxed in 2009, the machine is offered with an old-style V5 and other sundry papers and, following the usual safety checks, should be ready to go.
- The frame number is GA716823. The frame number is CA79137. There is a V5C offered with this machine and not a V5.