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1966 BSA Thunderbolt 650

Date Published:
02 Mar 2018
Pound Ridge, NY

This is a great barn find, a PRISTINE 1966 BSA Thunderbolt / Lightning A65L 650 that has literally been stored away for 50 years UNDER WRAPS in an old estate garage and unused for decades. A very clean original - SIMPLY PRISTINE IN ALL WAYS, REMARKABLE Only 3400 original miles on the clock. I don't know much about older BSA motorcycles so this bike is being listed and sold exactly the way I found it, as shown. As of yet I have not tried to start it, the engine is free and it has compression but I'm sure it will need a good cleaning before trying to start it after sitting stored in a garage for decades. I am told it's a 1966 Thunderbolt with a 1968 Lightning head on it because it has the duel MONOblock carburetors. Again, I don't know old BSA's well so the photos will show you the bike better than I can describe it. It's a clean beautiful bike for its age, very well preserved and near impossible to find with low mileage like this. A classic garage find here that has been stored away for decades. It took some detailing but now just beautiful. Looking for a good home with someone who can give it the home it deserves. Ready to get it back on the road again.