1968 BSA 173cc D10 Bantam Sports
Registration no. NTO 152F
Frame no. D10A 4568
Engine no. D10A 4568
As every schoolboy knows', BSA's famous Bantam came from a reversed drawing of a '30s German DKW RT125 to become a motorcycle which became the 'basic trainer' for generations of riders, including the writer, and can still provide excellent transport today. The 173cc D10 'Bantam Supreme', introduced in 1966, was an improved D7 with higher compression, side points, more power and improved performance. This model, the more scarce Sports version, had a raised exhaust and extra chrome. NTO 152F, the property of a deceased estate, had, apparently, been rebuilt by its late owner, who had a penchant for individual colour schemes. Complete with V5C, the machine should respond well to some revision and re-commissioning.
- The Frame number is partially obscured.