This 500cc A7 was featured in an article in ‘The Classic Bike Guide’ in April 2003 shortly after it was restored. During this work the original engine cases were replaced with ones from a BSA A10 which are stronger and it was also fitted with dynamo belt drive conversion. The original engine cases (numbered CA7 5804) are undamaged and come with the bike.
Registered 2nd May 1958 the bike is in excellent mechanical order, the magneto was rebuilt in 2009 and the bike runs very well with no smoke and has plenty of power, it is also easy to start. In generally good condition the body work is showing signs of age, the chrome on the fuel tank is still good but there is a paint blemish on the top, the side panels and the mudguards could do with a repaint but are not rusty. In short this is a good running bike, that will make an excellent entry level ride to classic biking and could be cosmetically improved if so desired. It is supplied with a few old MoT’s, the invoice for the mag rebuilt, the current UK V5C logbook and a copy of the CBG article from 2003.