BSA Victor Special Featured on BaT


If you are a hopeless petrol-sniffer like most of us are here at Sportscar-Services, chances are you’ve already seen the 1970 BSA 441 Victor Special which was posted on last weeks Bring-a-Trailer daily finds–if not, here’s a link to the incredible bike which we helped its original and sole owner move from his basement after a nearly 40 year slumber.

Extracted from it’s original military lieutenant’s basement last week, it has been in dry storage since the early/mid 1970’s and is perhaps one of the most original and best documented examples left on the planet.  This bike is factory original down to its tires and brakes, and sale includes every part, tool and document ever associated with its delivery/importation, ownership and service (including original bill of lading, shipping container placard, original quote inquiry and military correspondences surrounding the on-base motorcycle ban)–over 100 documents in total. Include with the bike is a hand-built wooden service and storage stand.

Imported new to a military base in Iceland by its current owner, this BSA was shelved upon assembly after a base-wide motorcycle ban was implemented by the location commander. Once it’s purchaser returned state-side, the bike was ridden for a short while in Massachusetts before it was again placed in storage, where it remained until late last week. This motorcycle retains its original 1974 Massachusetts plate, and the sale includes a clean title of the same period.

A true museum piece with a captivating story, there exists a certain intangibility to this motorcycle when viewed in the context of its story and completeness–a truly special and one-of-a-kind machine.

Alastair Dowst

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