Page 86. 1954 BSA Bantam 150cc SOLD

1954 BSA Bantam 150cc

Starts Easily. Runs Well. MOT to October 2010

A BSA Bantam is a grown-up’s dinky toy. It’s what chaps of a certain generation pottered around on many years ago when learning to ride. 

Bantams are superb machines, brimming with charm and nostalgia. With their simple design and easy spares availability, they’re also a very practical vintage motorcycle to own and use.

This one was restored some years ago. It’s tidy and presentable, and starts easily.

It’s ready to jump on and use right away.

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SHORT VIDEO of BANTAM RUNNING

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BSA BANTAM HISTORY

1948d1

The BSA D1 125cc engine unit began production in 1948 for export only. The design had been taken from the German firm DKW as part of the war reperations. The engine proved itself, and with small motorcycles becomming ever more popular in Britain, BSA decided to build a complete motorcycle around the D1 engine.

In October 1948 the BSA Bantam was released: it had telescopic forks, a rigid rear end, direct electrics, shovel front-mudguard and fishtail silencer. There were three gears, a maximum speed of around 50 mph, good brakes for the time and fuel economy of over 100 miles to a gallon of fuel, interesting when compared to the lower effeciency of similar modern bikes.

The lighting was supplied by a 27 Watt Wico-Pacy Geni-mag generator, direct electrics meant no battery, and that the engine would have to be running for the main lights to work. A small battery was included to operate a smaller pilot bulb in the headlamp when parked. Ignition was supplied from the same unit, in the form of a simple Magneto, this also eliminated the need for a battery. Although the bike had its fair share of faults, it sold well and became a common sight on the Roads of Britain.

– from http://www.bantam.150m.com/history/index.html

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V5C DVLA Registration Document

Frame number is BD2-S-26818

Engine number is BD3B 2045

Engine size: 150cc

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PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE BIDDING

OWNER: BuyVintage Online Auctions

LOCATION: Brighton, E.Sussex, United Kingdom

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DELIVERY is not included in this auction.

This means that it is not my responsibility,

BUT I can put you in touch with a delivery chap and organize collection;

you liaise with them direct re delivery and pay them separately.

Great Britain – delivery is ONLY £50 for this motorcycle to main parts of England;

extra to extremities such as Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, etc (and may take longer to arrive)

(Please email your postcode if you want to confirm price).

THIS BARGAIN PRICE DELIVERY IS ON A PART-LOAD BASIS.

(Collection when they’re in my area; delivery when in yours).

LOCAL DELIVERY FREE

If you want it fast, please organize your own collection.

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Ireland & N. Ireland – I’ll recommend some companies, but you’ll have to organize it yourself.

Europe – delivery is probably around €400 to Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, etc. I can recommend two companies.

North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc – I’ll organize all the crating and shipping for you.

PAYMENT: Paypal is okay for cheap items; otherwise deposit only on paypal please.

INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS:

You must communicate with me before the end of the auction to discuss payment and shipping options.

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AFTER PURCHASE: Please email me your phone numbers; I prefer to speak to all purchasers personally.

I do everything I can to make your purchase a pleasurable experience.

I’ve been selling obscure vintage vehicles on ebay since 2002.

Sharing similar interests, I’ve become good friends with many of my customers.

Please feel free to email or phone with any comments or questions…

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VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts

– but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.
You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.

Two-strokes invariably need basic servicing before starting them, if they’ve been left to stand for more than 3 weeks or so.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT BID.

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