In its time, the Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) manufactured all manner of items from bicycles to buses and firearms to machine tools; not to mention motorcycles and motorcars. The first examples of the latter were rear wheel drive machines, but from 1929 the company, now merged with Daimler, turned its attention to front-wheel drive three-wheelers. Though commonplace now, powering the front wheels was relatively novel at the time. Having foreseen the growing demand for small, lightweight cars, the company added a wheel to its trike to create the four-wheeled FW32, thereby beginning a run of fun, affordable four-wheelers, the culmination of which was the Scout that first saw the light of day in 1935.
The Series 6 Scout being offered was manufactured in 1939 and equipped with the 1141cc engine mated to a three-speed manual gearbox. It sports Green coachwork teamed with Black interior trim. The BSA was apparently treated to a thorough restoration in 2000, since when just 1,084 miles have been travelled. The vendor describes the charming two-seater as having "excellent" engine and transmission and "good" bodywork, paintwork and interior trim. 'KMF 54' comes complete with a letter from the BSA Club praising the quality of the restoration, plus an MOT valid until January 2013.
PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle has an MOT until April 2013.