<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363

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Lot 306
1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports

Sold for US$ 16,800 inc. premium
1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports
Engine no. A4363

1,075cc Sidevalve Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Solex Carburetor
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Front-Wheel Drive
4-Wheel Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Innovative front-wheel-drive British Roadster
*Charming two-tone livery
*Desirable late-production example with Roadster bodywork
*Rare BSA motorcar with much club support


THE BSA MOTORCARS

BSA (The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited) resumed post-hostilities car production in 1921 with a 10hp light car powered by a 1,075cc Hotchkiss v-twin engine. The model sold well, only disappearing in 1925 when rivals Morris bought Hotchkiss, though BSA later acquired rights to the engine for use in its front-wheel-drive three-wheeler. In 1933 a version of the latter appeared powered by a 9hp, four-cylinder, sidevalve engine of 1,075cc, which was also used in the four-wheel, though still front-drive, 'T9' model introduced that same year. Restyled but retaining essentially the same engine and running gear, the second of these four-wheel designs – the Scout two-seater sports car - debuted in 1935. Described by Autocar magazine as 'undoubtedly one of the best-looking small cars in existence,' the Scout progressed through a further four series but did not re-emerge after WW2, BSA having decided to concentrate on producing motorcycles only.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This particular Scout formed part of the prominent Swiss-based collection of Mr. Claude Imhoof for decades before being acquired by the consignor in 2017. Some restoration work has been performed over the years, and today the rare British sportscar presents in lovely condition with some patina in places. The body is the desirable two-seater sports variant, and the steering arrangement is on the right. Featuring the late-production pressed steel wheels, this front-wheel-drive BSA would be a nice addition to any collection of British motorcars.

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  • Please note, the chassis number is E2196.
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<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
<b>1939 BSA Scout Two-Seater Sports</b><br />Engine no. A4363
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