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    YC10 1765
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c.1952 BSA 249cc C10 Project
Registration no. JVJ 291
Frame no. ZC10 S 6326
Engine no. YC10 1765

BSA's 'C' range of lightweights was introduced in 1938. Similar in many ways to those of the larger 'B' range, whose wheels and brakes were employed, the cycle parts consisted of a simple diamond frame and girder front fork. First model was the C10 sidevalve single with coil ignition and three-speed hand-change gearbox. A de luxe C10 with foot-change gearbox joined the range in 1939, as did the overhead-valve C11. When the C10 re-appeared after the war, the girder fork was replaced by a telescopic unit in mid-1946 and part way through 1949 an alloy cylinder head was adopted. The model ran on as the up-dated C10L, with alternator electrics, plunger rear suspension and four-speed gearbox, until 1957. The example offered here consists of a frame manufactured circa 1952 and an engine dating from around 1948. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. No reserve.

Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
United Kingdom
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