Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903

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Lot 236
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports
Registration no. GY 8261 Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903

Sold for £ 13,225 (US$ 18,266) inc. premium
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection
1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports
Registration no. GY 8261
Frame no. 3770 (see text)
Engine no. SH3903
When BSA resumed post-hostilities car production in 1921 it was with a 10hp light car powered by a 1,075cc overhead-valve v-twin engine made by Hotchkiss. The model sold well, only disappearing in 1925 when rivals Morris bought Hotchkiss, though BSA later acquired rights to the engine for use in its front-wheel-drive Scout three-wheeler. As built in modified, long-stroke form by BSA, the engine displaced 1,021cc. Family and Sports models were on offer, and the v-twin engine was also used for a four-wheeled equivalent, albeit in much smaller numbers. It is estimated that some 5,200 twin-cylinder FWD three-wheelers had been made by the time production ceased in 1936.

First registered on 11th August 1932, this BSA Scout had already been restored by The Light Car and Cyclecar Restoration Co of Birmingham when it was acquired by the Museum in 1996 (see restorer's attached plaque). It is believed that the car has covered only 1 mile since restoration. It should be noted that the chassis number has been taken from the accompanying old-style logbook and V5C document. Additional documentation includes two expired MoTs, copy purchase receipt, and operating/specification notes. A hood and side screens are included. The car's mechanical condition is not known; accordingly, prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves with regard to its condition, completeness, correctness, or otherwise prior to bidding.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness, and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The chassis number is 3770 as per the V5C. The BSA is a 'Three Wheeler' or 'Trike' and not a BSA Scout as catalogued. Please click the link to view the walkaround video of Lot 236: click here
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Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1932 BSA 8.9hp Scout Sports Frame no. 3770 (see text) Engine no. SH3903
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