Post Sale Update: This BSA sold for $5,668 after 26 bids on eBay.
Some Beezer fans consider the Firebird Scrambler to be the best bike that BSA made, which might make sense considering it was the last new design they created before they went out of business in 1973. It wasn’t as popular as the Gold Star but by this point BSA was in dire straits financially, and they couldn’t support the marketing efforts required to support this dual-sport.
With twin Amals handling the fueling, the unit construction twin in the Firebird produced 52 horsepower, good for a top speed just over the ton. 1968 was the first year of the Firebird, which got the peanut tank and a 6 inch headlight. You also got the high scrambler exhaust, and a well-rated drum brake. For more on what made the Firebird special, check out this article from Motorcycle Classics.
This example (VIN: A65FB8174) shows 15,504 miles on the odometer and the seller says that it “is beautiful and looks just as good in person.” There are some minor scratches but the chrome is in good shape. Mechanically, everything is claimed to work and the carbs were rebuilt in October. While it’s not shown in the photos, a chain guard is included in the sale. Find this Firebird for sale in Claremore, Oklahoma with bidding up to $5,290