1936 BSA 498cc Empire Star Frame no. Q8 553 Engine no. D7 391

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Lot 136
1936 BSA 498cc Empire Star
Registration no. MVS 791 Frame no. Q8 553 Engine no. D7 391

Sold for £ 5,750 (US$ 7,671) inc. premium
1936 BSA 498cc Empire Star
Registration no. MVS 791
Frame no. Q8 553
Engine no. D7 391
As the thirties progressed, BSA's reputation as a maker of excellent machines grew. Their range ran from economical 'tiddlers' to big V-twins. The most renowned of their machines being their middle-weight o.h.v. models, especially the favoured Empire Star. Like all quality makes, BSA followed the fashion and the Empire Star's trials-inspired, upswept-pipe styling, did that to great effect at £65-100. MVS 791 is a beautiful, engineer-maintained example of that stylish model, and was the last model to use their forward-magneto power-unit. The machine is in road use during the present ownership, has been restored when needed back to original specification, and starts and runs very well. This thirties machine is suitable for any VMCC run as well as for light transport. It comes with a current MOT and V5C.
1936 BSA 498cc Empire Star Frame no. Q8 553 Engine no. D7 391
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