A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Sold for: £3,263
Following the war, the desire for increased horsepower, driven largely by the US market, prompted British motorcycle makers to begin creating more powerful machines based on Edward Turner’s revolutionary 1938 Triumph Speed Twin. The Birmingham Small Arms Company’s answer was the A7, a 500cc vertical twin motorcycle that went on sale in 1946. Demand for yet more power and speed led to the swift evolution of these machines and the first A10 model, The Golden Flash, went on sale in 1950. Various incarnations followed, with the A10 Super Rocket being produced between 1958 and 1963. This model sported a new alloy head and an Amal TT racing carburetor alongside a markedly more powerful 646cc air-cooled twin engine with a reputation for reliability. Finished in metallic blue, this particular BSA A10 was first registered in Canada in 1960 and has great potential as a rolling restoration project. Complete with NOVA number, this machine is strictly sold as seen and buyers are encouraged to come and view this motorbike at the auction. Offered without reserve, this is an opportunity to own and restore arguably the definitive British motorcycle of this period.