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BRASS PLATE NUMBERS EXPLAINED
BSA WD B40 Contract numbers
 
 
AUSTRALIAN B40 AWD - GA
 
 
WD B40 Prototype
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B40 Military Mk2 and Roughrider
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Mitchell Collection Bike 1
BSA WD B40 Mk1 1967
 
 
Mitchell Collection Bike 2
BSA WD B40 Mk1 1967
 
 
Mitchell Collection bike 3
BSA WD B40 GR Mk1 1970 RAF
 
 
Mitchell Collection bike 4
Mk2 M (Jordanian Army) 1968
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 5
WD B40 Prototype 1965
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 6
BSA WD B40 MK1 GN 1969 Royal Navy
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 7
BSA WD B40 GB 1969
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 8
BSA WD B40 MK1 GB 1970
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 9
BSA WD B40 MK1 1969 GN Royal Navy
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 10
BSA WD B40 MK1 1970
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 11
BSA WD B40 1969 GN Royal Navy
 
 
Mitchell collection - bike 12
BSA AWD B40 GA MK1 Australian Army 1967
 
 
Mitchell collection Bike 13
BSA WD B40 MK1 GN 1969 Royal Navy
 
 
Mitchell collection Bike 14
BSA B40 GD MK1 1970 Danish Army
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 15
BSA WD B40 MK1 GD - Danish Army 1968
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 16
BSA WD B40 MK1 1969
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 17
BSA WD B40 MK1 GB 1967
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 18
BSA WD B40 MK1 GB 1967
 
 
Mitchell collection bike 19
BSA B40 1965 - Civil Defence/AFS
 
 
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BRASS PLATE NUMBERS EXPLAINED

Following my research the stamped brass plate serial number does not correspond with the Frame number. It was a random selection at the factory on the main 1967 contract. However, in later contracts the number did have a correlation to the machine.

Contract brass plate

GB models and contracts


Contract WV3681 Military Reg 30 EP 67 - 30 EP 81 Prototype/test = 15


Contract WV6769 Military Reg 66 ET 33 - 77 ET 52 UK Spec = 1,120


Contract WV6769 Military Reg 77 ET 53 - 86 ET 32 BAOR Spec = 880

Contract WV7856 Military Reg 64 FG30 - 68 FG 82 UK Spec = 453

Contract WV8649 Military Reg 44 FH 23 - 45 FH 87 UK Spec = 165


Contract WV8649 Military Reg 58 FH 61 - 58 FH 67 UK Spec = 7


Contract WV9118 Military Reg 31 FJ 50 - 31 FJ 74 UK Spec = 25

Contract WV9261 Military Reg 46 FJ 82 - 49 FJ 47 UK Spec = 266

Contract WV10663 Military Reg 12 FL 68 - 13 FL 37 UK Spec (Cancelled) = (70)

Contract WV10663 Military Reg 13 FL 38 - 14 FL 97 Police escort/UK Spec (Cancelled) = (160)


GR (RAF) models

Contract WV7334 Military Reg 35 AX 17 – 35 AX 66 Police escort/UK Spec = 50 
 
Contract WV7654 Military Reg 35 AX 67 – 35 AX 97 Police escort/UK Spec = 31

Contract WV8547 Military Reg 35 AX 98 – 36 AX 37 Police escort/UK Spec = 40
  
Contract WV9274 Military Reg 37 AX 92 – 38 AX 05 Police escort/UK Spec = 14

RAF Prototype Military Reg 00 SP 77

Royal Navy (RN) models

Contract  WV7864 - 16 machines supplied
Contract  WV8592 - 10 machines supplied

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