Author Topic: What year do these engine & frame numbers belong to?  (Read 1497 times)

ZedPM

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Hi there all.......... (first post)

I'm looking at an A10 Golden Flash with the numbers:  frame- CA76400.  Eng- CA105569.

Can anybody please tell me what year?  From what i can make out, the frame is 1954 and the engine is 1955. Am i correct? 

Would this have come from the factory like this?

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Re: What year do these engine & frame numbers belong to?
« Reply #1 on: 07.03. 2007 19:19 »
Welcome to the BSA A7/A10 Forum. 

You are quite correct in determining the correct years. 

1954 frame numbers started with CA7-101 and 1955 frame numbers began with CA7-7001 so frame number CA7-6400 is from 1954.

1955 A10 engine numbers started with CA10-4501 and 1956 engine numbers began with CA10-8001 so engine number CA10-5569 is from 1955.

I very much doubt that the bike will have have left the factory like this and I would suspect that the engine is a replacement.

FYI, the BSA Owners' Club (GB) will be able to check this out officially by using the original factory despatch records.  If you wanted to go down this route I believe that you would get a certificate of authenticity that will also tell you the date that the bike was despatched and which dealer received it.  There is a small fee for this and you don't have to be a member.

Beezageezauk. 



 

ZedPM

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Re: What year do these engine & frame numbers belong to?
« Reply #2 on: 08.03. 2007 01:54 »

Thanks very much for your help, me old beezageeza.........

Don't know that i will buy it though.  Having numbers from different years on an A10 i'm not too keen on.

Best to just keep looking i think.........

Offline dpaddock

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Re: What year do these engine & frame numbers belong to?
« Reply #3 on: 08.03. 2007 20:39 »
If it's nice machine, make the guy an offer based on the non-matching numbers. Unless you run into some silly registration thing (I hear there is an onerous system in UK), why worry about it?
David
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