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Sold 1951 BSA ZC10

1951 BSA ZC10




For the man who wants a lightweight model that combines economy, easy handling, simplicity of maintenance and a satisfying performance, the answer is the B.S.A. 250 side valve model.


  • Sold new in Hamilton, New Zealand, this bike is in very good condition throughout.
  • Original Certification of Registration Available.
  • Chassis #: 7A81W071194025668 / Engine: ZC10-8617
  • ENGINE -  Single cylinder 249 c.c.
  • TRANSMISSION -  improved B.S.A. 3-speed gearbox with built-in positive-stop foot gear-change.
  • FRAME. Triangulated type; front fork shock absorber with finger adjustment; 2 ½ gallons petrol tank: 4 pints oil tank under saddle; brakes 5½ in. dia. with finger adjustment; improved forged steel central stand; lifting handle on rear guard: integral lugs on chainstay for pillion footrests. Folding pillion footrests extra.
  • CONTROLS. Adjustable handlebar with twist-grip throttle and B.S.A. grouped controls incorporating clutch lever, carburettor air lever and headlamp dipper switch on left, front brake lever and horn button on right.
  • DIMENSIONS. Wheelbase 52 ins.; saddle height 28 ins; clearance 51 ins; overall length 80 ins; overall width 29 ins.
  • This has to be one of the most original looking BSA C10 we have seen. The petrol tank was removed and flushed clean. Engine primed, carb removed, stripped down, cleaned, checked and re-built.
  • Tank Mounted Speedometer
  • New battery, fresh lube and with a few sputters the engine ticks over nicely.
  • This machine is in very good condition for its age.
  • Some History available including Original Instruction Manual.

The BSA is historically a very interesting machine finishing production in 1958.

This was a seminal point in the history of motorcycling, marking the moment when the Japanese manufacturers first began to flex their muscles on the world stage. The contrast between the giant BSA company, and its Japanese rivals, was stark.

These great old bikes are nowadays becoming hard to come by and worth a few quid. BSA's side valve 250 probably brought two-wheeled travel to many impecunious people, and served as a safe learner's machine for young riders destined to get involved with more exciting machinery.

Buy yourself a piece of New Zealand motoring history - a nice collectible - easy to store and manage.

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Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

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