1957 BSA spitfire

Price: US $14,000.00
Item location: United States
Make: BSA
Model: spitfire
SubModel: blue
Type: Sport Bike
Year: 1957
Mileage: 1,684
VIN: ca7a.200
Color: 650
Vehicle Title: Clear

This Is The Real Thing - one of the few remaining 1957 BSA A10 Spitfire Scramblers. Despatched from the factory April 4th 1957 and sold from BSA Nutley to Roland "Seed" Hedgecock (AMA Expert #16). it was raced in the DelMarVa region in 1958 and then sold to Andrew Paddock in 1959. Subsequently it was modified for hill-climbing. drag racing and then for street riding. Its frame number is CA7A. 200. The orginal engine. CA10SR. 219. was damaged during a drag event and was rebuilt using crankcases from a '58 Golden Flash and A7 rods. The -357 cam was retained. Acquired by the present owner in 1985. this machine was modified for USCRA road racing in 1987 after which it was returned to street trim. It was recently given a thorough refurbish by HCV Motorsports. including frame and forks powder-coating plus new fork tubes. seals. and swing-arm bushings. An STD gearbox four-spring clutch plus Smiths magnetic speedo and tach are installed. Lighting is directly supplied by a Lucas E3L dynamo through an MCR. 2 regulator. A full-flow filter is fitted in the oil pump return line. and a K&N unit filters the inlet of the 1-1/16 inch Amal carb. The wheels were rebuilt with steel rims and stainless spokes. Fenders from a Honda CB 350 are fitted. The 2-1/2 gallon chromed steel fuel tank is paneled sapphire blue and has been internally coated with Caswell sealant. The tank has two dents caused by me inadvertently pushing it off my workbench - a dime size dent in the chromed section and a one-inch dent in the side of the blue panel near the seat. A complete maintenance journal begun in 1985. plus a factory Spares Book. Owners Manual and Maintenance Manual are included. Note there is nothing modified which would render the machine from being restored to its original configuration as a scrambler. This BSA model is the same as the one that George Everett took to first place at the Peoria TT 80 cu inch class in 1958 plus another three national races that year.

Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs and arrangements. Spitfire may be picked up at location.    Please view all photographs and do not hesitate to e-mail with any questions.

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