Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Friday 30th April 2010 at 11AM
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 590
ASI ORO 1879
The BSA Company first produced a motor car in 1907 some 2 years before it produced its first complete motor cycle. In the late twenties the BSA Company decided to enter the light car/three-wheeler market, then dominated by the Morgan and in November 1929 the BSA three-wheeler appeared. BSA designers introduced innovations such as a reverse gear, electric start and full weather protection.
In 1931 BSA foresaw a market for a four wheel light car and in that autumn introduced a four wheel version of the three-wheeler, the FW32. A more ambitious four-wheeler followed in 1932, the T9 open four seat tourer powered by a water-cooled four cylinder 9 hp engine of 1075cc. The T9 was a pleasant car but its success was curtailed by a severe weight problem, and by 1933 production had ceased.
BSA’s efforts in producing a successful