Built for 18 years, the BSA WM20 was initially considered a failure for military applications by the British, though small evolutions converted it into one of longest serving motorcycles for any military in the world. Over 125,000 of them were used in active service for World War II. Here we’ve got what seems to be one of the civilia models, 9,000 of which were requisitioned by the British Army for WWII.
After the war, this M20 spent some time after the war in a SoCal collection, where it was repainted and pinstriped by none other than Von Dutch. Nowadays, the paint is cracked but the pinstriping is still in ‘perfect condition’. The bike runs well but the clutch will need an adjustment – the seller says “your biggest problem on the road is waving to everyone staring at you.” The bike just finished a stint at the Riverside Art Museum in an exhibit on motorcycle culture, and now it needs a new owner.
Find this BSA M20 for sale here on Craigslist in Redlands, California for $11,000.