1929 BSA 493cc S29 Twin-Port Lightweight Frame no. H2500 Engine no. K2386

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Lot 419
1929 BSA 493cc S29 Twin-Port Lightweight
Registration no. VC 1415 Frame no. H2500 Engine no. K2386

£ 5,000 - 7,000
US$ 6,500 - 9,200
1929 BSA 493cc S29 Twin-Port Lightweight
Registration no. VC 1415
Frame no. H2500
Engine no. K2386
This overhead-valve S29 sports model is the road version of a design originally intended for speedway racing. Very few examples now remain. This machine's early history is not known but it was used by the Home Guard during WW2 and had several owners until 1952 when it was stripped for grass-track racing. Acquired by Phil Palmer in 1982, the BSA was loaned to the vendor in 2004 when serious restoration commenced. A new big-end assembly was supplied by Alpha Bearings and repairs made to the tappet box and gearbox casing. All main bearings were replaced but overall the condition of the engine and gearbox was sound apart from some wear to the valve gear. We are advised that there is still plenty of lift on the cams and that the engine produces ample power, as demonstrated at the VMCC's 'Try our Sport Day' at Curborough on several occasions. The BSA has also twice done the Banbury Run. The following departures from factory specification are listed: later wheels for modern tyres; later mudguards; minor parts (i.e. handlebar controls); and the flexible exhaust pipes. Accompanying documentation consists of BSA OC dating certificate; an old-style logbook; and a V5C Registration Certificate. Returned to the road in 2011, the machine is said to perform quite well for its age, and is only offered for sale because of the vendor's advancing years and Phil Palmer's ill health.

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1929 BSA 493cc S29 Twin-Port Lightweight Frame no. H2500 Engine no. K2386
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