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1958 BSA Spitfire Scrambler 650

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1958 BSA Spitfire Scrambler 650
Engine Number: CA10SR682. Frame Number: EA-76495
$22,000 - $25,000

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The Spitfire Scrambler was essentially one of the rarest and best-looking machines built for what was, at the time, an extreme affair - high-velocity dirt biking and Californian desert racing. Although anchored in the best of British, the BSA Spitfire Scrambler was for all intents and purposes built for the American scene. Refined geometry translated into an exhilarating riding experience and created a highly aesthetic machine. Although the eye is immediately drawn to the mid-level shotgun-style exhaust, the overall balance is lightly weighted to the peanut-styled tank and high handlebars. This example is thought to be one of 272 built in the last year of production. The 1963 sales brochure states: 'The famous Spitfire now has the lightweight Gold Star frame, Gold Star Catalina-type brakes front and rear, and is powered to win with a Big Valve Rocket engine tuned to the straight-through dual cross-over exhaust system.' Recently imported and prepared for sale, this machine is in good running order.

Auction March 2013
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