1999 BSA Regal SR500 Gold Star
Lot 266
Less than 260 miles from new,1999 BSA Regal SR500 Gold Star Frame no. SA95R5001097X0318 Engine no. 2J2-222860
Sold for £5,290 (US$ 8,883) inc. premium
Lot Details
Less than 260 miles from new
1999 BSA Regal SR500 Gold Star
Registration no. T602 ARV
Frame no. SA95R5001097X0318
Engine no. 2J2-222860
Always the name that springs to mind when BSA is mentioned, the iconic 'Gold Star' was and is the model which is the pinnacle of any BSA collection. In DBD 34 500cc form the 'Goldie' is loud, arguably anti-social and visually intrusive with lashings of chrome and polished alloy; all of these being qualities appealing to most riders, openly acknowledged or not. The passing of the BSA empire in that final period of Britain's eminence as a maker of motorcycles left a gap never entirely filled by the newer bikes from Europe and Japan. However, that wasn't quite the end of the road for the 'Goldie'. BSA re-emerged as BSA Regal (Southampton) and a new 'Goldie' was born in 1997. British-made, expensive and in very small numbers, the new machine was, sneered the old guard, a 'look-alike'. But what a look-alike it was. Based around the punchy and reliable Yamaha SR 500 engine unit, the new machine faithfully replicated the style of the original with polished alloy finish and the sound of its ancestor. T602 ARV, with kick-start specified 'for authenticity', was a custom build for its only owner, a very prominent figure in the motor industry, and carries the maker's plate to that effect. Work and travel have meant that the 'Goldie' has been little-used, having covered fewer than 360 miles at the time of cataloguing. The machine benefits from a recent oil and filter change. Offered in 'as new' condition. The machine represents a BSA collector's dream. Offered with V5C, expired MOT, sundry invoices, owner's manual.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number on this lot is SA9SR5001097X0318.
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