The BSA Three Wheel car was produced from 1929 through 1936. During these seven years around 5200 vehicles were produced.
The car was produced in several variants, this car is a “Family Four” model which had seating in the front for two adults and two staggered jump seats in the rear for small children.
This particular car is powered by a Hotchkiss design Air Cooled 90 Degree V-Twin of 1021cc displacement. The Hotchkiss is an overhead valve motor with a single downdraft Solex carb. Unlike the contemporary Morgan, this is a front wheel drive vehicle and has 3 forward speeds and electric start.
This car was imported from the UK about 6 years ago and is largely complete. It comes with a “Buff Logbook” with multiple entries and stamps from the 50s.
This car will need a full restoration, though two of the gauges have already been professionally restored.
A rarity in the US,or anywhere for that matter, this Three Wheeler would be a unique addition to any collection.
Update 1-13-2015 After doing a full inventory I have found this car complete with the exception of the following, front grill badge, 4 pushrods and the spare tire.
Considering this car has been around for 81 years, I am amazed it still even exists.