500 kilometres since restoration
1955 BSA 499cc Gold Star Scrambler
Frame no. CB32 2975
Engine no. DB34 GS 341
Arguably the most successful production racing motorcycle ever, the BSA Gold Star formed the mainstay of Clubmans racing in the 1950s while its trials and scrambles derivatives demonstrated the designs versatility by chalking up an equally impressive record in off-road competition. Indeed, throughout the 1950s the Gold Star scrambler was as dominant on the dirt as the Clubmans version was on the racetrack. Gold Star-mounted John Avery won the British Championship for BSA in 1952 while Jeff Smith took the title in 55, 56, 60 and 61, by which time the Goldie had effectively been superseded by the new B40-based scrambler. This genuine, matching-numbers BSA Gold Star scrambler was dispatched from the BSA factory to Denmark, arriving in August 1955 (see importation list and dynamometer test sheet on file) and for its first three years was ridden in scrambles by the Danish champion Boris Rasbro. Subsequently converted to road trim, the Goldie was purchased by the current vendor in 2005 and then restored by him. Only 500 kilometres (311 miles) have been covered since the rebuilds completion and the machine is described as in generally excellent condition, running superbly.