1968 BSA 441 Victor Special Frame no. B44EVS5462 Engine no. B44C5462VS

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Lot 204
1968 BSA 441 Victor Special

Frame no. B44EVS5462
Engine no. B44C5462VS

Sold for US$ 5,520 inc. premium
1968 BSA 441 Victor Special

Frame no. B44EVS5462
Engine no. B44C5462VS

As the follow-on to BSA's legendary Gold Star thumper, the 441 Victor had big shoes to fill. Tough act, especially at a time when the market included four Japanese competitors that were pumping out increasingly improving products, something the Goldie never had to contend with. But the 441 did well as a dual-purpose model in America, even making it onto enduro courses with some success. Its signature rounded alloy fuel tank with scalloped paint job is one of the most recognizable in motorcycling.

This matching-numbers B44 Victor was purchased in parts and reassembled at the Mork race shop following a complete engine rebuild. Nicely done but never intended as a 100-point restoration, it shows a few special touches, among them the oil tank, usually painted black, now in bright yellow to match the gas tank. On the other side of the frame, the stock fiberglass sidepanel was replaced with a hand-hammered aluminum cover held in place with Dzus fasteners. Both oil tank and side cover wear stylized Mork Racing decals. In place of the stock chromed shorty muffler, Mork bolted on an aftermarket exhaust canister with spark arrestor.

The Victor has not seen very many miles since its rebuild, spending almost all of its time in the Mork collection's display room.

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  • Please note that the correct frame number for this motorcycle is 44BVS5462 and its title is in transit.
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1968 BSA 441 Victor Special Frame no. B44EVS5462 Engine no. B44C5462VS
1968 BSA 441 Victor Special Frame no. B44EVS5462 Engine no. B44C5462VS
1968 BSA 441 Victor Special Frame no. B44EVS5462 Engine no. B44C5462VS
1968 BSA 441 Victor Special Frame no. B44EVS5462 Engine no. B44C5462VS
1968 BSA 441 Victor Special Frame no. B44EVS5462 Engine no. B44C5462VS
1968 BSA 441 Victor Special Frame no. B44EVS5462 Engine no. B44C5462VS
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