Lot 1928


1966 BSA C15
Reg. no. HOB 590D
Frame no. C15/PG/320
Engine no. C15/PG/320
The BSA C15, BSA\'s first four-stroke unit-construction bike, was a 250cc single-cylinder ohv motorcycle built from 1958 until 1967. Following the introduction of \'Learner Laws\' in 1961, a 250cc was the largest capacity solo machine that a learner could ride unaccompanied when displaying L-plates in the United Kingdom, so for many young riders of the 1960s bikes like these provided their first taste of the open road. Conventional in design and not particularly powerful, they were docile and easy to maintain, which meant they found a ready market with those looking for low-cost, dependable transport.
These machines were also popular with local authorities and police, and it is the latter who first owned this C15. Originally in the service of Warwickshire Police, it was transferred to Midlands Police in 1974. Acquired by the vendor in 1991, it has since formed part of a private collection. Said to have been restored in 1990, it remains in good condition and comes with some bills, an old-style logbook and a V5c.

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£2,000 - 3,000

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