Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,c.1952 BSA Bantam 123cc D1 Frame no. YD1S 75586 Engine no. to be advised

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Lot 518
c.1952 BSA Bantam 123cc D1
Registration no. OTB 65 (see text) Frame no. YD1S 75586 Engine no. to be advised

Sold for £ 2,070 (US$ 2,859) inc. premium
c.1952 BSA Bantam 123cc D1
Registration no. OTB 65 (see text)
Frame no. YD1S 75586
Engine no. to be advised
Many a now-mature motorcyclist's first two-wheeled experience will have been gained aboard a BSA Bantam. Developed from the pre-war DKW RT125 and announced in 1948, the Bantam became a top seller for BSA, in excess of half a million leaving the Birmingham factory before production ceased in 1971. Originally of 123cc, the engine grew first to 148cc and then to 172cc. Plunger rear suspension became available as an option in 1950, as did battery electrics powered by a 6-volt Lucas alternator, direct lighting having been relied upon hitherto. Believed an older restoration, this plunger-suspended Bantam D1 displays a total of 32 miles on the odometer, which may represent the distance covered since it was rebuilt. There is no registration document with this Lot, but it does come with a photocopy of the last V5C Registration Certificate and an HPI check. The purchaser will have to apply for a new V5C. The machine is offered for re-restoration and sold strictly as viewed.

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  • The engine number is: 72868YD Please click the link to view the walkaround video of Lot 518: click here
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Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,c.1952 BSA Bantam 123cc D1 Frame no. YD1S 75586 Engine no. to be advised
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,c.1952 BSA Bantam 123cc D1 Frame no. YD1S 75586 Engine no. to be advised
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