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Lot 246
1955 BSA
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

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Selling on Saturday

CHASSIS NO: BB32S305


Addendum: SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY


Frame No: BB32 5305

BSA’s B-33 Series was the predecessor to their highly successful Goldstar series introduced in 1955. BSA was always one of the industry leaders with their single-cylinder motorcycles. The B-33 was considered more “pedestrian” and highly successful in a post war, transportation-starved England and Europe. The company slowly evolved their frames. They were originally sold as rigid. Then BSA introduced a plunger style frame. Finally, they went with a swing arm set-up. This is a typical period “bobber” from the '60s. Solo seat, cocktail shaker muffler, and chrome oil tank complete the look. An interesting footnote to this BSA is the fact that it may have belonged to Ernest Hemingway. It originally came out of Sun Valley, Idaho; but there are no documents to support the previous owner’s claim.

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