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This 1967 BSA A65 Spitfire MKIII is finished in Peony Red with an ivory accent and powered by a a 654cc parallel twin paired with a 4-speed transmission. The bike was acquired by the seller 9 years ago as a project, and a subsequent refurbishment was performed over a period of several years. Work is said to have included an engine rebuild, re-plating of the chrome, a repaint, new upholstery, and more as described below. Features include alloy rims, an added oil filter, a high-output oil pump, and an updated points plate. This Spitfire is now offered with a Connecticut bill of sale, a Q-1V Supplemental Assignment of Ownership, a copy of the current registration, and a copy of the Connecticut DMV Vin check and inspection report.
The Spitfire was the top of the line offering from BSA and was considered the fastest 650cc bike of its time. When purchased, the bike was disassembled and the frame was powder coated in a low-gloss black. The bodywork was refinished in Peony Red, and the fuel tank was accented with Ivory and a single gold pinstripe. Per the seller, the chrome was re-plated, aluminum items polished, and the seat recovered with new foam added.
The fork tubes were replaced, new swing arm bushings installed, and the related hardware was re-plated or replaced. The wheels are a combination of Dunlop and Borrani alloy rims with stainless steel spokes. The wheels wear Dunlop tires and were rebuilt with new bearings, and the seller states the spokes were glass beaded to replicate the zinc finish used by the factory.
Instrumentation consists of a 150-mph speedometer and a 10k-rpm tachometer. Both gauges were rebuilt and the odometer set back to zero. The stock handle bars were re-chromed, the switch-gear replaced items, and a new wiring harness installed.
Power comes from a 654cc parallel twin coupled to a 4-speed transmission with right-side shifting. The seller states the engine was rebuilt with new valves, guides, crankshaft bushings, and rod bearings. The cylinders bores were honed, and new rings fitted. An oil filter has been added under the swing arm, and an alloy sump cover with drain plug was installed to allow emptying the sump during oil changes. The oil pump has been updated with a higher-output version from a later A65, and the stock Lucas points plate has been updated with a Lucas 6CA plate for ease of timing adjustment.