1927 BSA 493cc Model S27 Frame no. GR7754 Engine no. M13041S

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Lot 393
1927 BSA 493cc Model S27
Registration no. DR 2166 Frame no. GR7754 Engine no. M13041S

Sold for £ 8,625 (US$ 11,176) inc. premium
1927 BSA 493cc Model S27
Registration no. DR 2166
Frame no. GR7754
Engine no. M13041S
The first motorcycles made by the Birmingham Small Arms Company in the early 1900s used proprietary engines such as the Belgian Minerva, and it was not until 1910 that the firm introduced a BSA designed and built machine. The first model to feature the marque's distinctive green and cream tank colours was a 499cc (3½hp) side-valve single, which was soon complemented by a 557cc (4¼hp) long-stroke version, BSA continued to offer a comprehensive range of sidevalve models in all capacities well into the 1920s despite the introduction of modern, overhead-valve models, such as the 'Sloper', to its line-up. Featuring the altered frame, restyled fuel tank, larger front brake, and lower seating position - all new for the 1927 model year - this Model S27 was priced at £45 (without lamps and horn) when new. The BSA was registered in the UK up to 1949 when it went to Northern Ireland, and was reunited with its original registration when it was reregistered with the DVLA in 2009. The machine had returned to the UK in 2003 when it was purchased as a 'barn find' by the current vendor, who restored it between 2006 and 2008 using 90% original parts. Described by the owner as in excellent condition mechanically and in running order, this charming Vintage-era BSA is offered with old/current V5/V5C documents; copy old-style logbook; and sundry restoration bills.

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1927 BSA 493cc Model S27 Frame no. GR7754 Engine no. M13041S
1927 BSA 493cc Model S27 Frame no. GR7754 Engine no. M13041S
1927 BSA 493cc Model S27 Frame no. GR7754 Engine no. M13041S
1927 BSA 493cc Model S27 Frame no. GR7754 Engine no. M13041S
1927 BSA 493cc Model S27 Frame no. GR7754 Engine no. M13041S
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