1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208

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Lot 330
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash
Registration no. 4133 CR Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208

Sold for £ 2,530 (US$ 3,322) inc. premium
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash
Registration no. 4133 CR
Frame no. GA7. 4685
Engine no. DA10 10208
In spite of pre-war prototype vertical twins, the first commercially available BSA with this configuration was not to be until the advent of the 500cc A7 twin in 1946. Since the introduction of the Speed Twin late in 1937, BSA had lagged behind. Post war, with the all-important export market in full flow, it was essential to keep up with the opposition, and the A7 was the answer. Desperate to remain competitive, they tapped into the demand from USA for larger engines, and swiftly redeveloped the A7 design to the new A10 model, with increased 650cc capacity and the inspirational name of 'Golden Flash'. Triumph were also undertaking a similar exercise with the Thunderbird design, based on the Speed Twin. Unsurprisingly, both machines debuted within a month of each other in late 1949. Updated in 1954 with swinging arm rear suspension, the Golden Flash remained a popular model in the range until 1963. This 1960 example of the Flash is an unfinished restoration project, or part-refurbishment. However, no work has been carried out for many years, and it has been kept in dry storage. It will, therefore, require a degree of re-commissioning and restoration before returning to the road, and is sold strictly as viewed. Whilst there are no current documents with '4133 CR', it has the original RF60 showing that it was registered on 1st March 1960, and had only two owners by the last entry in 1965.

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1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
1960 BSA 646cc BSA A10 Golden Flash Frame no. GA7. 4685 Engine no. DA10 10208
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