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Lot 209: BSA DBD34 Gold Star

Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (24 June 2009)

This motorcycle started life in road trim and was sent out to a Mr PT Platon in Indonesia. It is believed to have returned to the UK in 1959 and changed into Clubman trim at the factory with a new Clubman engine fitted (no. DBD34GS4243). A copy of the original Goldstar brake test sheet is with the machine, dated 30.04.59. Apparently raced for some time, the machine was then laid up for many years until being rediscovered a few years ago. WH Shackleford, BSA Gold Star Club Technical Officer, authenticated the machine and dated it for DVLA purposes as a 1956 BSA Gold Star in Clubman trim. In 2007 the engine was completely stripped and rebuilt using Pearson crankshaft and bearings, Carillo rods, big valves and expensive Powerdynamo ignition which helps with easy starting. The GP carburettor was overhauled and the bike is now said to tick over when started  apparently unheard of in Gold Star circles! It is fitted with a close-ratio RRT2 gearbox with the long first gear. It is taxed until January but the MOT has recently expired. It comes with the aforementioned dating certificate and V5 document and is ready to grace any collection.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number209
Estimate£14000-£15000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1956
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Mileage-
Chassis numberCB32.4435
Engine numberDBD34GS.4243
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
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