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November 1907. 25 h.p. chassis.
November 1908. 18-23 h.p. chassis.
November 1908. Detail of exhaust box.
November 1909.
November 1909.
July 1910.
May 1913.
1914.
BSA Scout. Reg No: DOT 671.
October 1923.
October 1923. Models, prices and specifications.
1924. BSA TB2-10. Reg No: OL 7608.
1924. BSA TB2-10. Reg No: OL 7608.
Hood ornament from the BSA TB2-10.
1924. BSA TB2-10. Reg No: OL 7608.
October 1933.
1934. Model TW 34-10. Reg No: GL 1362.
1934. Model TW 34-10. Reg No: GL 1362.
1934. Model TW 34-10. Reg No. GL 1362.
1934. Model TW 34-10. Reg No. GL 1362.
1934. Model TW 34-10. Reg No: GL 1362.
1936. BSA Scout. Series 4 FH Coupe. Reg No: DJJ 728.
Reg No: YJ 796.
Reg No: YJ 796.
Reg No: YJ 796.
Reg No: YJ 796.
February 1935.
October 1936. Scout.
October 1936. Scout.
October 1936.
Reg No: CYF 311.
Reg No: CYF 311.
Reg No: AVW 532.
Reg No: AVW 532.
1938. Reg No: CWU 849. This car is the last Series 4 made. Chassis No L892 left the factory on April 13th 1938
April 1939.
BSA Three-wheeler. Reg No: AMT 8.

Note: This is a sub-section of BSA

1907 November. Details of their 18-24-hp and 25-33-hp cars.[1][2]

1908 Made 14-18, 18-23 and 25-33 h.p. models

1907 to 1914 various engines with capacities ranging from 2.5 to 4.2 litre. The larger cars were based on the 1907 Peking-Paris Itala.

1908 September. Details of their works and the 18-hp car.[3]

1908 November. Details of the cars. 18-23hp and 25-33hp.[4]

1909 November. Details of the 14-18hp car and a new carburetter.[5]

1910 BSA purchased the Daimler Company who took over car manufacture.

1911 BSA cars produced with Daimler Knight engine. new department under A. C. Hills.[6][7]

1911 Motor Show. New 4-cylinder car. 'We regret we cannot express ourselves in terms of unqualified praise'.

1912 Car production transferred to Coventry, BSA cars became re-badged Daimlers.

1912 October. Details of the new steel bodies made in workshop in Sparkbrook.[8].

1913 September. Details of improvements in their cars.[9]

1913 October. Details of the new standard body.[10]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices see the 1917 Red Book

1914 October. Details of the single chassis with Knight sleeve-valve engine produced in the Bexhill two-seat and Crichton five-seat models.[11]

1914 War stopped car production.

1921 BSA car production resumed with rear-wheel-drive air-cooled V-twin light car.

1929 First BSA three-wheeler.

1931 TW-5 van version of the three-wheeler.

1931 BSA acquired the Lanchester Motor Co.

1932 T-9 open four seat four-wheeler with a water-cooled four cylinder 9 hp (6.7 kW) engine (1,075 cc).

1932 V-9 Van version also produced.

1932 Another BSA Rear-wheel-drive fluid flywheel 10 hp car, sold alongside the T9.

1932 FW32 Four wheeled version of the 3-wheeler produced for 1 year.

1933 T-9 and V-9 production ceased.

1933 Four-cylinder engine version of the three and four-wheeled car was added to the range.

1935 First Scout Series 2/3.

1936 to 1937 Scout Series 4.

1936 Three wheeled cars dropped.

1937 to 1938 Scout Series 5.

1938 to 1939 Scout Series 6.

1940 WWII stopped production of BSA cars.

1960 Jaguar acquired Daimler and its subsidiaries from the BSA group.

Model Date Detail
14/18 hp 1907–1910 4-cyl
18/23 hp 1908–1910 4-cyl
25/33 hp 1908–1911 4-cyl
15/20 hp 1910–1911 4-cyl
20/25 hp 1910–1911 4-cyl
13.9 hp 1912–1915 4-cyl
10 hp 1921–1924 V-twin
11 hp 1923 4-cyl
12 hp 1923 4-cyl
14 hp 1924 4-cyl
16 hp 1924–1926 6-cyl
2-str 9 hp 1929–1932 V-twin
2-str 9 hp 1932–1935 4-cyl
4-str 9 hp 1932–1936 4-cyl
Ten saloon 1932–1936 4-cyl
Light 6 saloon 1934–1936 6-cyl
Scout 9 hp 1935–1936 4-cyl
Ten saloon 1936 4-cyl
Scout 10 hp 1937–1939 4-cyl

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Sources of Information

  1. Automotor Journal 1907/11/09
  2. Automotor Journal 1907/11/16
  3. Automotor Journal 1908/09/05
  4. The Autocar 1908/10/31
  5. The Autocar 1909/11/13
  6. The Autocar 1911/10/14
  7. The Autocar 1911/10/21
  8. The Autocar 1912/10/12
  9. The Autocar 1913/09/13
  10. The Autocar 1913/10/11
  11. The Autocar 1914/10/24