1967 BSA Spitfire MK III


  • Restored to a very high standard by the vendor
  • Rebuilt 654 cc engine with new Gandini pistons
  • A rare and sought after high performance BSA
  • Beautifully presented
  • Said to be running and riding impeccably

The Appeal

At launch in 1966, the Spitfire was the fastest motorcycle BSA had ever produced and even in standard form, could reach speeds in excess of 120 mph. To this day, they remain desirable collector’s items and are a lesser seen gem in BSA’s classic lineup.

Here we have a cherished 1967 Spitfire MK III which the vendor has skilfully restored to an exceptional standard. Everything you see and interact with is exquisitely fitted to period correct specification and there’s very little in the way of wear or imperfections.

For those seeking an exemplary example of this lesser seen high performance bike, we can certainly recommend this fine specimen.

The History and Paperwork

  • BSA Owners’ Club dating certificate issued in 2012 - a which point the bike retained its original engine
  • Dispatched on 14th April 1967 to Scholfield Goodman, Birmingham who generally shipped bikes to Australia or New Zealand
  • Now equipped with  replacement, rebuilt engine
  • Accompanied by the invoice from when the bike was previously purchased in Britain at auction
  • Restored in its entirety by the vendor in recent years

The Condition

  • Period correct red paintwork reapplied to a great standard
  • Very few paint imperfections, with no notable scratches or chips
  • No dents visible in the tank or any damage to the GRP side pods
  • All the decals looks to be in good order, with just a few small blemishes
  • Well presented BSA badges
  • No damage or corrosion evident to the frame
  • Attractive chromework with no pitting evident
  • The light lenses present well with no damage
  • Around the instruments, the trims are a little cracked  but this does not affect their operation
  • Smart wire wheels shod with Metzler tyres
  • All the rubber components including the pegs and grips are in good order with minimal wear
  • The seat upholstery is not damaged or heavily worn
  • We understand that the instrumentation and electrics work correctly

The Mechanics 

  • Unit construction
  • 654 cc air-cooled, four-stroke parallel twin
  • Two Amal Concentric carburettors
  • Four-speed gearbox
  • This example is fitted with a fully rebuilt replacement engine
  • The vendor has fitted high quality Gandini pistons
  • BSA Gold Star front drum brake
  • Said to be in fine running and riding order
  • We’re not informed of any faults or untoward noises


This beautifully presented BA Spitfire is sure to garner attention wherever it goes. It’s both fabulous to look at and to ride, so would be a great bike to ride to shows or on classic tours.

With healthy mechanicals and strong performance, it's a bike you can ride with confidence on modern roads.

Any questions?

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1967
  • Make BSA
  • Model Spitfire
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 2,044 Kilometres
  • Engine size 654
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Formia
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
1 bid
  • EddieBu•••• €1,000 24/09/23

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