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Title: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: A10 JWO on 12.05. 2018 16:15
My 650 BSA was bought new in 1971 and the deceased owner bought it from a local dealer, he lived in Southend. I bought the basket case with no papers, I am trying to find out who was the local dealer for that area back then. Number plate is SEV **K.
Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: morris on 12.05. 2018 21:19
The BSAOC should be able to help you with that.
I have a dating certificate for the SA which also mentions the dealer where it was originally sold.
Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: harvey mushman on 12.05. 2018 21:51
i may be wrong but i think SEV was an Aberdeenshire registration
Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: RoyC on 12.05. 2018 23:30
SEV is Glasgow
Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: harvey mushman on 13.05. 2018 08:32
SEV is Glasgow

Not in 1971, SEV was dvla area code for Aberdeen.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_the_United_Kingdom

actual registration area here

http://www.numberplates.com/private-plates-issued/issued.asp

 ;)
Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: RoyC on 13.05. 2018 09:14
SEV is Glasgow

Not in 1971, SEV was dvla area code for Aberdeen.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_the_United_Kingdom

actual registration area here

http://www.numberplates.com/private-plates-issued/issued.asp

 ;)

I stand corrected.  *red*
Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: Ted_Flash on 13.05. 2018 11:12
George Cheyne's Motorcycle Showrooms were still at 147 Holburn Street Aberdeen  in the 1982 Telephone Directory,  they were a BSA dealer in 1952.

Also listed as an Aberdeen BSA Dealer in 1952 was John Dawson at 24-26 Thistle Street, they were in the phone book at that address from 1938 til 1973
Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: KiwiGF on 13.05. 2018 11:53
My 650 BSA was bought new in 1971 and the deceased owner bought it from a local dealer, he lived in Southend. I bought the basket case with no papers, I am trying to find out who was the local dealer for that area back then. Number plate is SEV **K.

Yep, the despatch books will probably have the original purchasing dealer, mine was sent to Victor Horseman’s of Liverpool, and they may have sent it to New Zealand which is where it is now.

Edit: see http://www.johnsmotorcyclenews.co.uk/bike-tech/original-factory-records/

Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: A10 JWO on 13.05. 2018 14:29
That is quite a surprise, way up there in Scotland. The only owner before me had the surname of Glover and as far as I know was an Essex lad and was well connected with the Southend Shakedown meeting and the Ace Cafe. Seems strange that it came from so far away. ? Thanks for replies to date.

UPDATE, just done a search on one of the above links. My plate was issued by Essex County Council. My bike is 1972 SEV ** K  ( Sorry ) my other one is 1971   :! !!
Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: RoyC on 13.05. 2018 15:23
UPDATE, just done a search on one of the above links. My plate was issued by Essex County Council. My bike is 1972 SEV ** K  ( Sorry ) my other one is 1971   :! !!

I got that result as well, but kept  *shh* after saying it was Glasgow.
Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: A10 JWO on 13.05. 2018 16:21
Thanks Roy, there must have been a BSA Dealers near Southend, wonder what it cost new in May 1972.
Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: RoyC on 13.05. 2018 20:49
Thanks Roy, there must have been a BSA Dealers near Southend, wonder what it cost new in May 1972.
The BSAOC can give you some information about when it left BSA and where it went to.
My bike left BSA on 31 Oct 1958 and went to Kingston on Thames to Kingston Motorcycles Ltd. 26 - 28 London Rd, Kingston. Surrey.

Title: Re: Where was it bought ? SEV
Post by: Butch (cb) on 14.05. 2018 16:37
Yes, I have an 'EV' bought new from Colchester in 1980 - Essex plate.