1923 BSA TA11 Drophead Coupe


An absolutely charming time-warp example, which having been off the road for over 40 years has been sympathetically restored - surely the ideal tool for VSCC Light Car and Edwardian Section events.This rare little BSA was rescued from long-term storage in 2012 before joining a major private collection in 2014 and subsequently being purchased by our vendor in 2020. There is an amusing YouTube video covering the initial rescue and that can be found here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uMAx7gPLR0)The car has never been restored but merely maintained in good order although at some point it has been re-trimmed to a good standard and the bodywork side panels have been re-sprayed. The alloy floor panels together with the bonnet and dickey lid are correct and original unpainted aluminium. The engine is a four-cylinder, sleeve-valve unit with hemispherical heads and alloy pistons of approximately 1,150cc and, unusually for a car of this age, it's fitted with its original coil ignition. The clutch is a cork-lined unit running in oil and the gearbox is a three-speed crash type. Retardation is achieved by rear-wheel brakes only with the unusual feature of four sets of shoes in each drum, one set being operated by the foot brake and the other by the hand brake. The suspension is by four quarter-elliptic springs still protected by their original leather gaiters and the tyres are high-pressure, beaded-edge Waymaster Cords with tubes. Fuel feed is by gravity from a front tank and happily, the car runs on unleaded fuel as there are no valve seats in the engine. The speedometer is a Swiss-made Jaeger and the odometer is showing approximately 14,500 miles.Since the BSA was purchased, our vendor has fully mechanically recommissioned the BSA and in his words it's "on the button". Supplied with its buff logbook, old MOTs, some recent invoices and a BSA instruction manual this delightful little 1923 'Beeza' would make an ideal entry for VSCC Light Car and Edwardian Section events. SpecificationMake: BSAModel: TA 11Year: 1923Chassis Number: TA11 4168Registration Number: XO 7593Transmission: ManualEngine Number: 40554Drive Side: Right-hand DriveMake: RHDInterior Colour: Black LeatherClick here for more details and images


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