Hi, my ex-boss is trying to sell this bike for his dad. It's a 1965 BSA of some kind. According to the manufacturer's plate on the frame, the model code is 220, the frame# is: A50-8001, and the block # is A65C-859.
The bike's been repainted but is running. Can anybody tell me approximate value, and reccomend the best way to sell it?
The book I am looking at calls that a 1964 BSA rocket , with rev counter . It could easily have been sold in '65 as a leftover from previous model year, I hear that wasnt at all uncommon in those days .
How/where to sell and how much it might bring are all fairly difficult questions without knowing more about the bike and how quik you wanna get rid of it . Basically , if it is running and has title , I wouldnt expect it to bring less than $1,000 and it would have to be a shining example to get $3,000.That isnt one of the more collectable models/years for the A-65 , but it could be a verty nice bike .I would recomend checking with a local vintage bike club , prices on these may vary widely , they arent as popular as the comparable Triumph models around here , but they seem to be gaining in popularity .
The boys are winding you up. It's only worth $10 at most :-)
According to the UK BSA Club serial numbers list, it's a 1964 Rocket with rev counter. The numbers are late in the model run, so it was probably sold in 1965.
The value depends on condition and location. Prices vary by location, even here in Australia. Any running BSA twin is going to be worth at least $A2500 in Sydney. The Rocket is rare over here, so it'd be worth a little more. Prices seem to be cheaper in the US, so probably $US1500 for a rough runner, more if it's in nice shape
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