1961 BSA 497cc Shooting Star Frame no. GA 712210 Engine no. CA7SS 5920
Lot 362
1961 BSA 497cc Shooting Star
Registration no. 525 XUM Frame no. GA 712210 Engine no. CA7SS 5920
£4,500 - 5,000
US$ 5,900 - 6,600

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Lot Details
1961 BSA 497cc Shooting Star Frame no. GA 712210 Engine no. CA7SS 5920 1961 BSA 497cc Shooting Star Frame no. GA 712210 Engine no. CA7SS 5920
1961 BSA 497cc Shooting Star
Registration no. 525 XUM
Frame no. GA 712210
Engine no. CA7SS 5920
Building on the power and good handling of the A7 twin, BSA came up with an excellent sporting version in 1954, the Shooting Star with an alloy head. Immediately successful, just like its elder brother, the Shooting Star received the updates specified for the A7 and a comprehensive make-over in ’57 with a higher compression engine, new exhaust and revised styling. An early 1961 model, 525 XUM is in splendid condition, having had a full, original livery, cosmetic and mechanical overhaul when acquired by a confirmed BSA collector. Little-used since being added to the collection, the machine is offered with an old-style V5 and other documents and, following the usual recommissioning and safety checks, should be ready for use.

Saleroom notices

  • There is a V5C offered with this machine and not a V5.
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