Bonhams : 1957 BSA 70cc Dandy Frame no. DS3522 Engine no. DSE3435
1957 BSA 70cc Dandy Frame no. DS3522 Engine no. DSE3435

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Lot 424
1957 BSA 70cc Dandy
Registration no. TUC 26 Frame no. DS3522 Engine no. DSE3435

Sold for £ 1,725 (US$ 2,162) inc. premium
1957 BSA 70cc Dandy
Registration no. TUC 26
Frame no. DS3522
Engine no. DSE3435
The 1950s was a boom time for the moped, a 'no frills' utility machine that offered basic transport for the masses. The Dandy, BSA's entry into this highly competitive market, was over engineered to say the least. The single-cylinder two-stroke engine formed the righthand side of the swinging arm, pivoting on the frame; no bad thing in itself, but the contact breaker points were inaccessible until the engine had been removed, and the two-speed pre-selector gearbox was an unnecessary expense on a machine that had to compete with NSU's less complicated Quickly.

In the present family ownership for at least the last 35 years, this example has not been used for some time and is offered for restoration. Sold strictly as viewed, the machine comes with its original logbook and old/current V5/V5C documents.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
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1957 BSA 70cc Dandy Frame no. DS3522 Engine no. DSE3435
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