1970 441 Victor Special, Survivor, 4296 Miles, Matching Numbers, Like Triumph,AZ

1970 BSA 441 Victor Special

Price: US $3,250.00
Item location: Payson, Arizona, United States
Make: BSA
Model: 441 Victor Special
Type: Dual-Purpose
Year: 1970
Mileage: 4,296
VIN: AD06327B44VS
Color: Yellow
Engine size: 441
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 was the last year for the classic yellow/alloy tank BSA 441 Victor Special and this example is an adult owned, nabused, atching number survivor. It has only 4296 actual miles and was always street ridden and not used off road. If you are looking for a bike to turn into a cafe racer, obber, lat tracker, r just something to give to your kid, ou should probably keep on looking. This BSA should be bought by a collector or British cycle enthusiast that will continue to give it the respect and care she deserves, nd has always had, nd will preserve it as the piece of motorcycle history that it is.
I graduated high school in 1970 and almost bought a Victor brand new but did not quite have the funds to make it happen. I looked for a long time and finally found and bought this bike from a retiree that, long with his dad, ad owned owned Triumphs and BSA's in his youth and bought this one to relive old memories. He owned the bike for about twenty years. He bought it, ode it around the neighborhood a few times, nd then drained the gas and put oil in the cylinder and put it in his office for display. I convinced him to sell it to me since I had been looking for one this nice for such a long time and he finally decided to do so. I had planned on keeping the BSA forever but my situation has changed and I regrettably need to sell the Victor.
Since the bike had been sitting for a long time, efore I tried to start it I put Marvel Mystery Oil in the cylinder and changed the oil. The owner's manual suggested that you remove the plug on the front of the engine and add about a half of a pint of oil to the crankcase and then kick the bike over with the spark plug removed until oil comes out the return pipe in the oil tank to ensure the engine will be lubricated when you first start it after a long period of storage which I did. After cleaning out the carb, utting in fresh gas and a new battery, he Victor came to life. The 441 sounds just like I remembered with that distinctive bark from the exhaust. The engine sounds like it should and does not smoke. The clutch feels good and the Victor shifts smoothly. The brakes work properly and all the lights and horn work as does the speedometer and odometer. The BSA is a lot of fun to ride and everyone gives compliments when they see it.
This is a very well preserved bike but as is the case with anything that is 45 years old, here are some flaws. The chrome shines bright (see photos) but there is some minor pitting. The front rim has an area about 8 inches long where the chrome is flaking in spots. The fenders look very good overall but there are some light dings, reases and scuffs. As you can see from the photos, he tank is beautiful with only a couple of very minor dimples and chips that you have to look very closely to even see. Being from dry Arizona, had to replace the front rubber footpegs and kickstart lever rubber as well as the rubber fork gaitors or bellows. The seat cover had a small tear and some cracking so I replaced it with a correct reproduction cover. The seat pan was amazingly nice and not rusty as so many are (see photo) and the seat foam was in great shape as well. Like so many vintage cycles, he tool kit was misplaced somewhere along the years. And yes, t is an English bike so it does drip a little oil but not as much as many I have seen over the years. Overall, he flaws in the Victor are minor and the bike presents itself exceptionally well as can be seen in the photos.
As I mentioned, 970 was the last year for the classic yellow and alloy tank Victors. Nice adult owned examples are becoming harder and harder to find. This one with its matching numbers and low miles and being in exceptional condition makes it a collectors item that you can be proud to own, ave fun taking it for an occasional ride, nd at the same time be an excellent investment as well. I hope the new owner will respect the BSA for what it is and continue to preserve it and give it the home she deserves.
The Victor is located in Payson, rizona (zip 85541) which is about 75 miles northeast of metro Phoenix. I will assist in any way that I can in getting the motorcycle delivered to you. Please note that although I do not have the BSA advertised locally, do reserve the right to end the auction early if bidding is sluggish so please do not wait until the last minute bid to avoid the disappointment of finding the auction closed. Finally, lthough I have done my best to accurately describe the Victor, t is, f course, old as is without any warranty.
Please feel free to email or call me at 928-468-7070 with any questions you may have. I can usually be reached most afternoons and evenings.
Thanks for looking!

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