Bonhams : 1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468
1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468

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Lot 526
1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super
Registration no. EKO 913C Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468

Sold for £ 690 (US$ 865) inc. premium
1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super
Registration no. EKO 913C
Frame no. D7 50257
Engine no. FD7 9468
Many a now-mature motorcyclist's first two-wheeled experience will have been gained aboard a BSA Bantam, a model that was produced in various forms for over 20 years. The introduction of the first 172cc model - the D5 - for 1958 marked a number of developments, the most important of which were a stronger big-end bearing and improved lubrication. A raised compression ratio and larger carburettor increased maximum power to 7.4bhp and the top speed to 59mph. Introduced for 1959, successor D7 model - known as the Bantam Super - featured the 172cc engine while boasting a new frame, hydraulically damped front fork, bigger brakes, and up-swept handlebars.

This particular Bantam Super is offered for restoration (it should be noted that the engine does not turn over). 'EKO 913C' carries a tax disc that expired in May 1978 and comes with a 1977 MoT certificate, so it is probably safe to assume that it has been of the road for some 40 years. The machine is offered with SORN acknowledgement and a V5C Registration Certificate.

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1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468
1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468
1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468
1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468
1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468
1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468
1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468
1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468
1965 BSA 172cc D7 Bantam Super Frame no. D7 50257 Engine no. FD7 9468
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