1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804
Lot 191
1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star'
Registration no. 500 GS Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804
Sold for £12,650 (US$ 19,652) inc. premium

Lot Details
1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804 1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star' Frame no. CB31 10757 Engine no. DBD34GS 5804
1955 BSA 500cc 'Gold Star'
Registration no. 500 GS
Frame no. CB31 10757
Engine no. DBD34GS 5804
Possibly the most successful production racing motorcycle ever, the post-war Gold Star formed the mainstay of Clubman's racing in the 1950s, and for the majority of enthusiasts the 500cc DBD34 in Clubman's trim is the epitome of the 'Goldie'. The DBD, the ultimate road going 500 Gold Star, appeared in 1956 when the famous RRT2 close-ratio gearbox and 190mm front brake became standard equipment. From then on BSA's perennially popular sporting single changed little until its much-lamented demise in 1963. Today, the Gold Star remains one of the most highly sought after of post-war British motorcycles and is supported by a most enthusiastic owners' club. Presented in Clubman's trim, this example consists of a B31/B33 frame dating from 1955 and a DBD34 Gold Star engine dating from 1961, while other noteworthy features include the RRT2 gearbox, 190mm front brake and alloy wheel rims. The machine was restored circa 2000 by the current owner and is described as in generally good condition. It was last taxed/MoT'd in 2006 and will require re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before further use. Accompanying paperwork consists of six expired MoT certificates and old/current V5/V5C registration documents.

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