1967 BSA A65S Spitfire MkIII
In the day of off-the-shelf performance Brit Bikes, the Spitfire reigned supreme. Originally designed as a potent version of the venerable non-unit A10, the first unit construction A65 to bear the “Spitfire” moniker came in ’66 (MkII), and was immediately praised for its low weight and massive power. The MkIII version was introduced in 1967, and featured updated fueling in the form of the then-new Amal Concentric carburetor (which greatly aided starting and mid-throttle response). Fitted from the factory with alloy rims, alloy levers, and a massive 190mm front brake (borrowed from the equally famous, though now discontinued Gold Star), the Spitfire not only bore the coolest name in motorcycle history, but the performance to back it up.
This machine is a matching numbers restoration, which has covered just over 1000 miles since a total rebuild. Original fiber glass gas tank has been replaced (wisely) with an alloy version. Simply awesome and certainly cool.
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