BSA 1935 4.99 HP OHV “W 35-7” 499 cc OHV single frame # E5 2532 engine # E7. 846
As the thirties progressed, BSA’s reputation as a maker of excellent machines blossomed.
Their range ran from economical ‘tiddlers’ to big V-twins; for 1935 some 14 different models were offered.
The most renowned of their machines in the ’35 range were their 500cc class o.h.v. models.
Top of the range was the very costly and highly tuned “Special”; the sporty Blue Star was the W35-8 and the standard 500 was the W 35-7.
It has bore x stroke of 85 x 88 mm and the oil sump and crankcase are cast in one unit.
The frame is a duplex cradle construction with forged steel backbone.
There is a four-speed hand change gearbox on board. Other features are flexibly mounted handlebars and a tank instrument panel with amp gauge, inspection light, switch and oil pressure gauge. This older restoration machine is fitted with sporty high-level exhausts and pillion seat and is in good overall condition.