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1968 BSA Bantam D14/4, 175 cc. Registration number PAU 174G....





1968 BSA Bantam D14/4, 175 cc. Registration number PAU 174G. Frame number D14 39457 (covered by powder coating). Engine number D14 39457.
The introduction of the 172cc D10 model in 1966 marked a number of important technical developments for the ever-popular Bantam, the most important of which were a change to coil ignition, replacing the old flywheel generator, and the adoption of a four-speed gearbox, while a raised compression ratio and bigger carburettor increased maximum power to 10bhp and the top speed to 62mph. Introduced for 1968, the successor D14 Bantam boasted a more powerful engine producing 12.6bhp. All three models – Supreme, Sports and Bushman – used the four-speed gearbox first seen on the preceding D10 while the latter pair boasted new, heavy-duty front forks.
PAU was owned by Neil Beck in 2003 who sold it to our vendor as a project in 2016 as a retirement present to himself. He undertook an extensive restoration project including a full engine and gearbox overhaul, the front forks were overhauled, new stainless rims and spokes for the wheels, full suspension overhaul and the frame and tinware were painted by Vale Paints.
The cost of this, excluding man hours was some £3,400.
Sold with the V5C, many receipts for works undertaken, a breakdown of the works and various literature. This bike is ready to show or go but will need a little recommissioning as it has sat since the restoration.

Auction Date: 13th Mar 2021 at 2pm

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13th Mar 2021 2pm (Lots 301 to 348)

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