1960 BSA Sunbeam Scooter 175cc. Registration number 480 FNN ...

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£1,800 - £2,200


1960 BSA Sunbeam Scooter 175cc. Registration number 480 FNN (non transferrable). Frame number 9306B. Engine number S1446 (V5C states 51446).
The BSA Sunbeam, also sold as the Triumph Tigress, was a scooter designed to have good performance and handling for the motorcycle enthusiast. The entry of the BSA group into the scooter field was announced by Edward Turner in October 1958. The design by Edward Turner drew on Triumph's long experience of building fast motorcycles, and was sold under two brand names to take advantage of established distribution networks. This badge engineering was one of the last uses of the Sunbeam marque. The differences between the BSA Sunbeam and Triumph Tigress were entirely cosmetic - the former in polychromatic green paint, also two-tone red and cream, with a BSA badge; the latter in a shell blue or mimosa and ivory (two tone) with Triumph badging.
The scooter was available with a 250 cc four-stroke twin or 175 cc two-stroke single-cylinder engine. The 250 cc model was discontinued in 1964, the 175 cc model in 1965.
FNN, its original number, was first registered to Henstocks of Mansfield on the 29th March 1960 before being sold to Timothy Hickling in the April, he sold it to Melvyn Ward in November 1961 and then Harry Bacon of Sutton in Ashfield in 1967. In 2000 Scooter Club member Robert Kennedy bought it in running order and over the next 12 months fully restored it; he sold it to our vendor to fund a Vespa combination project. There is a 1967 MOT on file. and a You Tube video pre the restoration.
In running order she is sold with the V5C, R.F. 60, 1967 MOT and an original Instruction manual.

Auction Date:
25th Mar 23 at 1pm GMT

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