1965 BSA C15 SS *SOLD*

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1965 BSA C15 SS *SOLD*

  • Ready to use and improve  
  • From a large private collection of motorcycles 
  • This 1965 BSA C15 SS sold for £1,700
  • Please scroll down the page to read a full description for this lot

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  • Ready to use and improve  
  • From a large private collection of motorcycles 

The BSA C15 was a 250 cc single-cylinder OHV motorcycle manufactured from 1958 until 1967, as a long-overdue replacement for the C10 and C11, both dating from the 1930s.  

In 1960 the law was changed in Britain, making the maximum engine capacity for a learner rider 250cc. This new law was the driving force behind the SS80.

It has at its heart a four-stroke, air-cooled, 249cc, single cylinder powerhouse mated to a four-speed manual transmission and can produce a claimed 15 horsepower at 5000 rpm. 

This BSA C15 SS80 currently sits in a very large collection of motorcyle. The vendor bought the bike a year ago with the intention of riding and improving as he went, but we all know about good intentions don’t we! The C15 has therefore been unused for several months and the vendor has come to realise that he is never going to get round to making those improvements, so here you are, now’s your chance to step into his boots and get the job done. 

As you can see from the photos, this bike isn’t going to win any beauty contests. The mudguards and rims could do with a re chrome, the badges on the tank have split due to the screws being overtightened, and it could do with a lick of paint. But the seat is in great condition, it’s a good honest machine and most importantly, it runs.  

Supplied with a small amount of paperwork including old MOT’s, a dating certificate from the Vintage Motor Cycle Club Ltd and a copy of a letter from the previous owner who acquired the bike in 1992 which tells a little bit of the BSA’s story. 

I enclose a variety of documentation to retain the registration number of the C15 SS80 I’ve recently bought. The bike was last registered and used in 1976 then stored until bought by the previous owner in the late 80’s. The VMCC certificate does show the wrong engine number, it says 733 but it is actually ending 773 as the rubbing shows. (The V5 does state the correct number) 

So, the choice is yours, run it as an oily rag and enjoy the open road or make it pretty again. Either way, there’s definitely fun to be had with this bike.  


Bike Location: North Yorkshire YO18– it’s the responsibility of the winning bidder to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
t**********1 £1,700.00 2022-05-30 15:58:29
g*********m £1,600.00 2022-05-29 15:46:25
g*********m £1,500.00 2022-05-29 13:46:24
t**********1 £1,400.00 2022-05-29 12:38:40
g*********m £1,300.00 2022-05-29 08:46:26
g*********m £1,200.00 2022-05-28 21:14:51
s**********e £1,100.00 2022-05-29 08:35:28
g*********m £1,000.00 2022-05-28 21:01:55
t**********1 £900.00 2022-05-20 14:41:22
g*********m £900.00 2022-05-28 21:01:21
Start auction £800.00 17/05/2022 9:00 AM


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