Bonhams : 1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838 Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673

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Lot 524
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text)
Registration no. WLY 897 Frame no. EA7 3838 Engine no. CA10R 7673

Sold for £ 4,830 (US$ 6,227) inc. premium
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text)
Registration no. WLY 897
Frame no. EA7 3838
Engine no. CA10R 7673
'The Super Rocket has a near-three-figure cruising speed – a performance to meet the autobahn ambitions of foreign-touring enthusiasts, or those who buy motorcycles with an optimistic eye to the extension of motorway travel at home in the not too distant future. On the other hand, the current model can be throttled back to accept happily the inevitable limitations of built-up-area riding. In these less spectacular circumstances, one's patience in jogging along at 30mph is rewarded by a remarkable - for a lusty 650cc twin - fuel consumption also in the three-figure class.' - Motor Cycling.

A development of the Road Rocket, the Super Rocket was introduced late in 1957 for the 1958 season. This particular machine has a frame numbered within the 1956 range (prior to the Super Rocket's introduction) and an engine numbered within the 1958 range. 'WLY 897' was purchased by the vendor's father as a non-runner in approximately 1980. Restored during 1999/2000, it has not been used for circa 15 years and will require re-commissioning before returning to the road. Accompanying documentation consists of a 1971 MoT certificate; a photocopy of the first V5 dated 1984; an RF60 continuation logbook listing the previous frame number '9926'; and a V5C Registration Certificate listing the present frame number.

Footnotes

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1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
1956/1958 BSA 646cc A10 'Super Rocket' (see text) Frame no. EA7 3838  Engine no. CA10R 7673
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