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1956 BSA Bantam D3, 150cc. Registration number GSL 388 (non ...





1956 BSA Bantam D3, 150cc. Registration number GSL 388 (non transferrable). Frame number CD3 5809. Engine number BD3B 16840.
Many a now-mature motorcyclist’s first two-wheeled experience will have been gained aboard a BSA Bantam. Developed from the pre-war DKW RT125 and announced in 1948, the Bantam became a top-seller for BSA, in excess of half a million leaving the Birmingham factory before production ceased in 1970. Originally of 123cc, the engine grew first to 148cc in 1955 for the D3 Bantam Major and then to 175cc for the D5 Bantam Super, which replaced the D3 in the 1958 line-up. The new 175cc engine went into mildly revised cycle parts, but the D5 was destined to be a one-year-only model, being superseded by the D7 for 1959.
According to a copy of the V5C, this matching numbers D3 was owned by Fred Sawdon of Hull from 1956 until 1999 when Stephen Coker of Hull bought it. Our vendor SORNed it in July 2021.
Appearing in unrestored condition, this D3 should make a relatively easy and rewarding restoration project.
Sold with the V5C.

Auction Date: 26th Mar 2022 at 1:30pm

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26th Mar 2022 1:30pm (Lots 300 to 586)

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