1957 BSA Bantam Major D3, 150cc. Registration number YKP 146...

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1957 BSA Bantam Major D3, 150cc. Registration number YKP 146. Frame number CD3 8175. Engine number DB3B 17794.
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 The new 175cc engine went into mildly revised cycle parts, but the D5 was destined to be a one-year-only model, being superseded by the D7 for 1959.
YKP was registered to Trevor Arthert of Maidstone in 1972, then Richard Gulvin of Rochester in 1978. Our vendor bought it from him in 2021. At some time previously it has been painted in RAF colours.
Sold with the V5C, V5, and V.E.60.

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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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