Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634

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Lot 217
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. KKM 41E Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634

Sold for £ 6,325 (US$ 7,751) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. KKM 41E
Frame no. A653 11634
Engine no. A65S 11634
BSA's answer to Triumph's range-topping Bonneville sports roadster, the Spitfire was a new introduction for 1965 in the form of the 'Spitfire Mark II Special', though the name had previously been applied to a US-specification 'street scrambler'. Based on the previous year's Lightning Clubman, the Spitfire boasted a raised compression ratio, high-lift cams, twin Amal GP carburettors, alloy wheel rims, and BSA's 190mm front brake. With a claimed 53bhp on tap, the Spitfire was as quick in a straight line as the Bonneville, though, arguably, not as good looking. There was a slight power increase when Amal Concentric carburettors were standardised for 1967 on the Spitfire Mark III, with a further boost (to 56.5bhp) part way through the year. The Spitfire was last produced (in Mark IV form) in 1968, by which time Triumph's TLS front brake had been standardised.

This Spitfire was supplied by Redhill Motors (Maidstone) Ltd and first registered as a solo. Currently displaying a total of 10,024 miles on the odometer, 'KKM 41E' has been in the present ownership for more than 30 years, though it is not known when the Watsonian sidecar was attached. An unusual motorcycle combination that would respond well to detailing, the machine is offered with its original old-style logbook and an old-style V5. BSA service sheets, instruction manual, spares catalogue, and a Haynes manual are included in the sale.

Saleroom notices

  • The Leather trunk featured in the photographs is not included in the Lot.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
Property of a deceased's estate,1967 BSA 650cc Spitfire Mark III Motorcycle Combination Frame no. A653 11634 Engine no. A65S 11634
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