1961 BSA 646cc Spitfire Scrambler Frame no. GA74433 Engine no. DA10SR 451

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Lot 428
1961 BSA 646cc Spitfire Scrambler
Registration no. 339 XUL Frame no. GA74433 Engine no. DA10SR 451

Sold for £ 8,625 (US$ 11,176) inc. premium
1961 BSA 646cc Spitfire Scrambler
Registration no. 339 XUL
Frame no. GA74433
Engine no. DA10SR 451
BSA's first US-market Scrambler 650 twin appeared in 1957, being renamed Spitfire Scrambler on its appearance at the Earls Court Show the following year. High-rise handlebars, knobbly tyres, upswept exhaust pipes, and a smaller fuel tank distinguished the model from its roadster cousins, while inside the engine were high-compression pistons and bigger valves. Imported from the USA, the Spitfire Scrambler offered here was built in 2008/2009 by pre-unit BSA marque specialist Mike Lyford (Lyford Classic Services) using many genuine parts. A stock Spitfire Scrambler being impractical for road use, Mike built this machine to be road legal and more user-friendly. Accordingly, it uses 12-volt electrics and the standard roadster gearbox and roadster footrests, while the exhaust pipes contain silencing baffles. A Real Classic article about this Spitfire Scrambler is on file, revealing that Mike had covered 1,000 miles on the machine post-completion. Acquired by the lady vendor's late husband circa eight years ago, serviced regularly and well maintained, the BSA benefits from an engine rebuild undertaken in 2015 and is described as in excellent condition, having been used sparingly and never in wet weather. Last run earlier this year, this unique machine is offered with a V5C document, VMCC dating certificate, expired 2018 MoT, original purchase receipt and the aforementioned copy article.

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1961 BSA 646cc Spitfire Scrambler Frame no. GA74433 Engine no. DA10SR 451
1961 BSA 646cc Spitfire Scrambler Frame no. GA74433 Engine no. DA10SR 451
1961 BSA 646cc Spitfire Scrambler Frame no. GA74433 Engine no. DA10SR 451
1961 BSA 646cc Spitfire Scrambler Frame no. GA74433 Engine no. DA10SR 451
1961 BSA 646cc Spitfire Scrambler Frame no. GA74433 Engine no. DA10SR 451
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