1958 BSA Gold Star DBD34, 500cc. Registration number TBC. Fr...

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1958 BSA Gold Star DBD34, 500cc. Registration number TBC. Frame number CB32.???? (see text). Engine number DBD.34.GS.6236.
Developed before WW2, the BSA ‘Gold Star’, named, of course, after the great Wal Handley’s Brooklands award for his BSA 100mph lap, was produced in small numbers only. Post-war, 1949 saw the model’s return and the beginning of a tremendous period of both race and off road success for the model, while the road ‘Gold Star’ benefited, of course, from the race-shop development. To ride a ‘Goldie’ became every BSA owner’s dream and thanks to the quality and robustness of the model, many riders did so. The bike’s fame has continued past the end of model production in 1963 and past the end of BSA itself in 1971. Indeed, there is a thriving industry in the production of spare parts to keep them on the road and even, it seems, of ‘replica’ machines of varying accuracy.
TBC is a typical story of many Goldies, how it started life and where it now is are a tad different. The RF 60, issued in 1967 records 621 KH with frame GD22 7634 and engine DBD34.GS.3692, the engine was replaced with a Triumph 6T 34266, officially becoming a TriBSA, then later the current engine was fitted DBD34.GS. 6236. At this time (1967) it was owned by Ian Cornwall of Hull, our vendors father bought it from him in the late 1970's (the frame number was still incorrectly listed). There are MOT's on file from 1984 at 19,236 miles, through to 2003, on most of them the frame is listed as CB32 7634. It was then laid up with engine issues and it has not had any work on it since. It should be noted that the V5C lists the frame as GD22 7634 not the CB32 ???? that it actually is. Buyers should satisfy themselves as to the frame and engine numbers on the bike and on the V5C and we advise that they rectify the issues with DVLA.
Sold with the V5C, RF60, VE60, old MOT's and tax discs, this Goldie requires an engine rebuild

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Auction Date: 26th Mar 2022 at 1:30pm

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