A chance to talk mostly about Bolwell Sports Cars.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Favourite 3-wheelers No.20
I can't go too much further with favourite 3-wheelers without considering the FWD BSA. A long time ago I had a BSA Scout from the 1930s, this very one in fact....
I sold it to Doug Smart. Doug passed away some time back. His wife still owns it. I wonder if she would sell it back to me when I have my lotto win. Don't they look smart (excuse the pun) with the top down?
All I have from my BSA days is my club badge which never made it on to the car.
Like Morgan, they made 2 seaters and 4 seaters and also like Morgan they made 3 wheelers. The 3 wheelers were made in huge numbers compared to the 4 wheeled Scout. It must have been something to do with registration fees in the UK that made the 3 wheelers so popular. Drop a wheel off and get cheap rego. I know in South Australia the Morgan 3 wheelers were registered as motor bike and sidecars. I know of a few Scouts in Australia and New Zealand but have not known of a BSA 3 wheeler out here. Anyway, here's a few examples over in the "Mother country".
Unlike the majority of Morgan 3 wheelers the BSA did not use V-twin motorcycle engines, but had in line 4 cylinder car engines of their own manufacture and front wheel drive, similar to the Traction Avant Citroens I guess.