1960 BSA 646cc A10 & Watsonian Squire Sidecar For Sale by Auction
As featured in hit BBC TV comedy drama Lovejoy Ridden by Lovejoy's assistant Eric Restored around 10 years ago This BSA sidecar outfit will be familiar to fans of the 1980s/1990s BBC TV comedy drama Lovejoy, featuring the eponymous antique dealer (played by Ian McShane) and his friends, associates, and adversaries. Only seen in Series 1, the BSA was ridden by Lovejoy's assistant Eric, played by Chris Jury, and was attached to a Watsonian Squire chassis complete with box sidecar. The combination has been owned by the vendor for approximately 16 years and was restored around ten years ago so is still in very good condition, though not immaculate. The machine has been used very little in recent years, hence the mileage of 562. Started recently though not run on the road, it would benefit from a service and re-commissioning. Much work was done by renowned marque specialists SRM Engineering: crankshaft re-ground; cylinders glaze-busted; new piston rings fitted; and new unleaded-compatible valves and valve seats installed. In addition, the frame was stove enamelled; the magneto and speedometer overhauled; a new wiring loom installed; new shock absorbers fitted; and most of the original chrome re-plated. The tank is new (original available). Borrani alloy wheel rims and a twin-leading-shoe front brake are the only notified deviations from factory specification. A full list of all works carried out is available and the machine also comes with sundry restoration bills and a V5C document.
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Winter Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.
Friday 11 December
Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 112) 9am
The National Motorcycle Museum Reserve Collection (Lots 201 – 252) 11am
Saturday 12 December
Motorcycles (Day 2) (Lots 501 – 708) 10am
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.
Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles by clicking 'Message the seller' with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.
Wednesday 9 December 9am to 5pm
Thursday 10 December 9am to 5pm
Friday 11 December 9am to 5pm (Lots 501 – 708 only)
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register using the 'Message the seller' button.
COLLECTION OF PURCHASED LOTS
Motorcycle lots must be cleared from the sale venue by 2pm Sunday 13 December 2020. Limited collection is available until 2pm Monday 14 December, by appointment only. If collecting Monday, please access Bicester Heritage via the 'Main Gate', Buckingham Road, OX26 5HA. Please email us using the 'Message the seller' button with your collection or transport instructions as soon as possible following your successful bid. Failure to instruct Bonhams by the given time will result in your vehicle being uplifted to store at your expense, as detailed in the Conditions of Sale. Buyers should satisfy themselves that they have collected all relevant log books, documents and keys relating to their Lot(s) at time of collection.
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