Bonhams : Property of a deceased's estate,1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text) Engine no. BC11 1489
Property of a deceased's estate,1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text) Engine no. BC11 1489

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Lot 216
Property of a deceased's estate,1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. NJJ 544 Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text) Engine no. BC11 1489

Sold for £ 2,530 (US$ 3,261) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. NJJ 544
Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text)
Engine no. BC11 1489
Aimed at the ride-to-work market, BSA's 'C' range of lightweight singles was first introduced in 1938. Its first exemplar was the C10, a sidevalve-engined model with coil ignition and three-speed hand-change gearbox. A de luxe version with foot-change gearbox joined the range in 1939, as did the overhead-valve C11 variant. The original girder front fork was superseded by a telescopic unit in mid-1946, and part way through '49 the C10 gained an alloy cylinder head. From 1954 onwards the pair continued as the updated C10L and C11G, with alternator electrics, plunger rear suspension, and four-speed gearbox, eventually bowing out in 1957.

Unusually for a lightweight, this plunger-suspended BSA C11 is attached to a Watsonian boat-type sidecar, which appears un-restored. Currently displaying a total of 27,222 miles on the odometer, the motorcycle appears to be an earlier restoration, with heavy painting and pitted brightwork throughout. The machine comes with service sheets, the original RF60 logbook, and an old-style V5. It should be noted that the frame number has been over-stamped with a '6'.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text) Engine no. BC11 1489
Property of a deceased's estate,1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text) Engine no. BC11 1489
Property of a deceased's estate,1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text) Engine no. BC11 1489
Property of a deceased's estate,1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text) Engine no. BC11 1489
Property of a deceased's estate,1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text) Engine no. BC11 1489
Property of a deceased's estate,1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text) Engine no. BC11 1489
Property of a deceased's estate,1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text) Engine no. BC11 1489
Property of a deceased's estate,1952 BSA 249cc C11 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. BC10S 812 (see text) Engine no. BC11 1489
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