Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1914 BSA 4¼hp Model H Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 8689 Engine no. 8736/14

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Lot 521
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1914 BSA 4¼hp Model H Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. E 1262 Frame no. 8689 Engine no. 8736/14

Sold for £ 18,400 (US$ 25,303) inc. premium
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash
1914 BSA 4¼hp Model H Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. E 1262
Frame no. 8689
Engine no. 8736/14
Sold strictly as viewed, this wonderful BSA Model H motorcycle combination 'barn find' was purchased at the Stafford sale in April 1991 (invoice on file) having last been used in 1978. The machine was supplied new on 11th August 1914, exactly one week after Great Britain had declared war on Germany, by Ernest D Newing of Deal, who were district agents for BSA. The first owner was a Mr J Vassey, who was allowed £30 on his old Bradbury and paid the balance of £33 in cash. Unusually, the machine comes with Newing's original sales receipt; a 1916 licence (£1); and an original BSA range brochure stamped on the cover by E D Newing. Accompanying (copy) correspondence from the BSA factory indicates that the machine was owned in 1954 by Mr C Knowles of Canterbury, Kent. After purchase in 1991, the BSA successfully completed the Pioneer Run the following year and was last taxed for the road in February 2007. Offered for restoration, this unusually well documented Veteran BSA motorcycle combination comes with a V5C Registration Certificate and a substantial file of photocopied literature and other historical paperwork. There is no Pioneer Certificate offered with the machine however, the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club advise a replacement certificate (number '380') can be sought by the successful purchaser following the sale.

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Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1914 BSA 4¼hp Model H Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 8689 Engine no. 8736/14
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1914 BSA 4¼hp Model H Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 8689 Engine no. 8736/14
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1914 BSA 4¼hp Model H Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 8689 Engine no. 8736/14
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1914 BSA 4¼hp Model H Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 8689 Engine no. 8736/14
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1914 BSA 4¼hp Model H Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 8689 Engine no. 8736/14
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1914 BSA 4¼hp Model H Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 8689 Engine no. 8736/14
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