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1967 BSA Spitfire Mark IV 1968 BSA Spitfire MK IV Special | Red 1967 Classic Motorcycle in Seaford1

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$12,000

1967 BSA Spitfire Mark IV 1968 BSA Spitfire MK IV Special

Price:
$12,000
Summary:
Used 1967 2,631 miles Red
Location:
Seaford, DE
Description:

In 1968 I was not alone in having an ad for a BSA Spitfire MK II on my dorm wall, but it was far out of my reach. A dozen years later my circumstances had changed and I was ready to pull the trigger. I inquired about one advertised in a British magazine. Months later at a local bike show I found what I felt was a very good bike. Currently owned by the service manager of a BSA dealership. Remember them? He said he was relucted to sell the bike, with an engine he had personally rebuilt, but felt he had to sell it. I didn't buy it on the spot, but after a few phone calls I pulled the trigger. I was the new owner of the one bike I had always lusted for. It was a thrill to join a group of friends for a weekend ride. It was clearly the fastest motorcycle but also the most trouble prone with a number of electrical problems(blown fusses) but I made the 60 + miles. And that started a multi decade restoration. A new wiring harness, changing most fasteners to the proper UNF or metric sizes. new cables, new Doherty bar grips (not what the BSA originally had) and a stainless rear axel and most other Fastners in stainless. None of these changes would make it past the judges at pebble beach, but what I felt this BSA would benefit from. ' THe final sgtep was to repaint the tank in the proper 1967 BSA color. That became an expensive project. The painter I use is an artist and the painted tank proved it. Mounting the tank my hart sank. An area close to the fii[er had started to craze. The original tank lining had cracked. The tank was then generously recoated by me and repainted, striped, logos applied and clear coated. A $425 improvement had become more than $900.00 Now, more than 2 decades after i bought this obsession, I feel its time to give my other bikes the attention they deserve and share this piece of history with someone else who appreciates classic motorcycles. If this is to go home to GB I'll provide crating at no cost and help arrange transit to the Port of Baltimore for an additional amount, not to exceed $275.00. A few pictures are included but if anyone wants pictures of specific areas or has other questions please ask. Thanks very much-Wade Fuller
VIN :
65SB5586
For sale by:
Private Party
March 9 on ListedBuy
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