c.1958 BSA 150cc Bantam Special
Constructed by the late Glyn Davies of Tenterden, Kent, whose signature is on the side panels, this interesting and very smartly presented Bantam 'special' consists of a 1958 D5 frame and a 1965 ex-GPO engine. The latter is fitted with a modified 1959 150cc cylinder, George Todd cylinder head, Alpha racing con-rod and padded crankcases. Other upgrades include a close-ratio three-speed gearbox and double-sided front brake, both of them rare items, which are said to have been produced by the BSA Competitions Department for the Bantam Racing Club in 1968. The fuel tank is from a Neval 125 and the machine is also fitted with an Amal Concentric 26mm carburettor, nine-spring clutch, longer clutch arm, cable-operated rear brake and a 58-tooth rear sprocket. The exhaust system is made up from a Bantam front section, Motore DEMM centre section and a stainless steel muffler. Mr Davies said that he built the Bantam as a personal interpretation of what BSA might have gone on to produce had circumstances permitted. There are no documents with this Lot.