I am attempting to locate the Bantam D14/4 which was owned by my late father in the late 60s.
The registration number is OOW 32 G,and it was purchased from Alec Bennett Ltd.,in Southampton.
upon delivery it was Black in colour,although according to DVLA records it is now Red.
Any help locating this machine would be gratefully received.
April 30, 2018
Very long shot but looking for my old Black D13.
TWX 53F not on DVLA database.
Last seen in the village of South Kirkby West Yorkshire in 1976.
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January 5, 2019
December 15, 2017
January 28, 2019
Hi, I'm trying to track down a 1965 Bantam D7 Super/Deluxe I owned from around 1988 until 1997 or so. It's registration was CHU158C although I never had a v5 or had it registered for road use, so I suspect it is probably on an age related plate now. I recall that either the frame or engine number was D745455. It was highly original and still carried its factory red paint with white pin striping and the original dealers decal on the front mudguard (Williers of Bristol iirc).
I sold it to a chap by the name of Harvey Milnes who I believe repainted it. I'd love to know if it's still around.
June 5, 2019
May 22, 2018
My very first m-bike I bought in 1962, reg TTU34. Delivered in an open sidecar box from Kings of Oxford, Chester Rd, Manchester. £37 on easy terms, Sage Green D1 Bantam withrubber squeezy horn, fishtail silencer, ridged rear. I knew NOTHING about motorcycles then, like painting it all maroon with Valspar...what a leaning curve and what distant fond memories!
No trace of it anywhere now of course, it will have gone to the tip many years ago of zero value. Wilber
June 27, 2017
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April 23, 2012
I've just looked on the Club's Membership Database, where many members have submitted their Bantam's details - but I'm afraid that VRN isn't in amongst the 3,000 bikes listed. That said: I know that many Club members have more bikes than they've sent in the details for.
Could I suggest that you send in your query to Lorna, the Bantam Banter magazine editor - she can maybe include it in the forthcoming quarterly magazine (copy date is the end of this month). That'll reach the Club members who either aren't online; or who aren't regular Forum users.
Likewise: I don't know if you've posted this question on the BSA Bantam Club Facebook page - but this would reach another different Bantam community.
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April 21, 2020
April 19, 2018
Hi All,received this message from a lady today who is looking for info about her brother's old bike. As she says, it's a bit of a long shot but if anybody can.....
Hello there, I'm probably asking the near impossible but here goes!
I was looking through some old family photos and came across one of my late brother in 1962/63 on his BSA motorcycle - it wasn't new when he had it (others he owned were a Triumph and a Gilera). I can't remember the BSA model but the registration number was 868 MPU. It would be great to know if this bike is still around, maybe you could give me some ideas where I could start looking.
The photo is taken with Peter sitting on the bike with it placed across a main road (not a car in sight!). No-one would be able to do that now, it's quite a favourite with bikers as it's a straight Roman road (the B184 High Roding Essex).
Grateful for any help
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December 2, 2020
Searching for a Bantam D14 that was my fathers when i was young. I crashed it into a bus between Martham and Winterton On Sea when i was about 13. He sold it to a guy in Hemsby. VRN JRO68C Last V5C Issue was 21st March 1985. Hoping to trace the Bike and see if its available for sale. I bent the frame so i wonder if it laying in someones garage forgotten. Its not registered as scrapped.
December 27, 2020
499 ARH is no longer on the database but I've bought bikes before that had 'dropped off' and had lain idle for years.
This was my Grandad's bike so if it turned up I'd love to have it back in the family. I think it may have been a D3 but the photos have deteriorated.
He lived in Hull so any Northern Bantamists with a machine lurking in the shed may have the one!
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