|Description||BSA 350 De Luxe Model 19|
|Engine size||350 cc|
|Chassis No.||JM19 113|
|Engine No.||HM19 121|
BSA 350 De Luxe Model 19
This 1938 BSA Model M19 comes with a Classic Services dating certificate, V55 form and various literature including Bruce Main-Smith parts catalogue and a photocopy of the original sales brochure where it states the price was £59 to buy new and 45 shillings to tax. The speedometer was extra on this model as was the lighting equipment. It comes with twin sports tool boxes, fishtail sports exhaust and the tank has been rechromed by the Rolls-Royce chrome service in Crewe.
The single cylinder OHV engine has a 68.8mm bore x 94mm stroke with dry sump lubrication and an oil indicator in the tank panel along with ammeter and switch. The valve gear is enclosed and it has an alloy piston, fitted with 5/8th chain and four speed constant mesh gearbox. You will notice on the timing side chain case it has the competition rev counter base with two studs, which possibly shows this machine to have been a competition bike.
The petrol tank holds 3 gallons and all the paintwork, we believe, was done over 10 years ago at great expense at the famous Lewis & Templeton so is of a high standard. The motorcycle has been in storage since the rebuild, new tyres recently fitted, mag and dynamo overhauled and now just needs re-commissioning. This model is known in BSA circles as the fore-runner to the famous 1939 BSA Gold star, which now command very strong prices.