Thursday, July 11, 2019

Price of Exclusivity: 1937 BSA Scout Deluxe

What does it cost to get into something "unique" these days?  I'll tell ya -- you won't turn any heads with another late model Moostang or a '57 Chebby at a car show these days and most classics are so overpriced that you need to get into something funky to find a good price-to-value ratio.  So dig deep, dig into the history of the automobile..and get something pre-war, like this 1937 BSA Scout offered for $18000 in Ft Myers, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.

From the seller:

1937 BSA scout deluxe 
condition: excellent 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: fwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 168 
paint color: white 
size: compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: convertible 
BSA,Scout Deluxe, 4-seat. Right hand drive, 95% original. Restored. Spare-engine included, many parts. Original owners manuel, new top. Car show ready. ALSO car trailer for FREE. See pictures of other BSA's on BSA website:

See a better way to drive an antique?


  1. BSA aka Bastard Stopped Again

  2. Watch out if you buy this, Indiana Jones might punch you through the windshield and run you off the road!

  3. This could be appropriate for, but in this case they provide the trailer for you.

  4. Scout Deluxe (FWD) sported 10hp this year; a full hp more than the prior version of 1936.

  5. Looks remarkably similar to a 1937 Singer Sport which is also a 4 place roadster.
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  6. These are a lot of fun. My father worked for BSA, the arms division, for a while and a few of the employees had BSA cars and motorcycles.

    My father had an MGTD and with his size 12 shoes it was tight. He couldn’t get in this and I just barely could with my size 9.5’s. These made my lotus 7 feel roomy.

    Now if you can fit these are an absolute blast. Back roads only and you need to grease parts every other weekend. If the wood is in good shape and it looks as good in person seems like a good buy. Parts are not too hard to come by in the UK.

    1. At about 6'3" with a size 12 shoe, I've come to realize that driving something like this BSA or an MG TC, TD, TF, or even an MGA isn't much of an option. I dig these cars, but I'll never be comfortable for even short trips. It's a bummer because I love the style and I don't mind slow, underpowered cars.

      The back seat in this BSA is strictly for baggage or kids under 5 (aka baggage).


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