Please note that the cars shown in this database are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit.
We are only able to display approximately 150 cars at a time yet have over 400 cars in our collection (only a sample is represented on this site at this time). Thank you!
The water cooled 4-cylinder B.S.A. was introduced at the 1932 Olympia Motor Show in England. The car was an instant success, as buyers were eager to have a quieter, smoother, and easier to start car than the original 2-cylinder car, although it was heavier and not as powerful. Part of the attraction of the B.S.A. was its low weight; below the 8 cwt. (896 pounds) limit, cars were taxed at a far lower rate. The heavier 4-cylinder car appeared outwardly identical to its V-twin sibling, but many parts were produced in aluminum to bring the weight below “the magic 896.” Three-wheeler production ended in 1936.
This car was generously donated to the Museum by John Armstrong.