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Mitchell collection bike 8

Make and Model: BSA B40 GB MK1

Year of manufacture: 1970

Military Reg no:48 FJ 96

Contract: WV9261

Dispatch date: 05/08/70 MOD Ashchurch 

Military History: This late MK1 GB is one of the last 266 machines supplied to the British Arm. This machine was used by the BAOR

08/10/70  - ORD Depot Antwerp BAOR
13/08/73 -  101 Army Pro Coy BAOR
20/01/75 - O.D.A (Stock) BAOR
04/03/75 - RHQ 1 DIV REGT RCT BAOR
02/02/77 - VSD M'Gladbach BAOR
04/08/77 - HQ 4 Armd Div Tpt Regt BAOR
25/01/79 - VSD O.D.A BAOR
31/07/80 - HQ1 ARMD Div ENGR Regt BAOR
02/10/81 - R Hussars BAOR

Civilian History:
This bike was sold off at auction in 1982 and bought by the father of a good friend in Belgium- it remained in Belgium, stored collecting dust, unused from that time, until I eventually acquired it in July 2016 and repatriated back to the UK - I finally got it registered in June 2017
It remains in as found service condition which is very rare these days and you can still see the period Customs tag still attached on the pannier frame.

UP-DATE: Finally on the road since being in storage since being sold off at auction in April 1982. Engine underwent an extensive rebuild by Rupert Ratio ( Dave Smith) back in 2019 and been sitting under my bench until today. (11/05/23)

A credit to Dave Smith's rebuild it started 1st kick!!! 

Image: BSA WD B40 GB

Image: BSA WD B40 GB

Image: BSA WD B40 GB

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