Two owners from new, award-winning restoration,1962 BSA DBD34 Gold Star Clubmans Frame no. DBD34GS6783 Engine no. DBD34GS6738
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Two owners from new, award-winning restoration
1962 BSA DBD34 Gold Star Clubmans

Frame no. DBD34GS6783
Engine no. DBD34GS6738
Sold for US$ 36,800 inc. premium

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Two owners from new, award-winning restoration,1962 BSA DBD34 Gold Star Clubmans Frame no. DBD34GS6783 Engine no. DBD34GS6738 Two owners from new, award-winning restoration,1962 BSA DBD34 Gold Star Clubmans Frame no. DBD34GS6783 Engine no. DBD34GS6738
Two owners from new, award-winning restoration
1962 BSA DBD34 Gold Star Clubmans

Frame no. DBD34GS6783
Engine no. DBD34GS6738

Spectacularly restored, this matching- numbers Clubmans model was built in the last year of regular Gold Star production and sold through Houston BSA dealer Bruce Bristol, whose stamp is on the cover of the rider's handbook that came with the bike new. The Gold Star Owners Club has verified the authenticity of this motorcycle by letter, just one of many supporting documents that will be included in the sale.

Harris purchased the BSA from the estate of its original owner in the early 1990s. It had the correct 190mm front brake, original 4-gallon fuel tank, and Dunlop alloy rims in 19in. front and 18in. rear sizes, also original to the bike. Those difficult-to-find items already in place, a complete restoration was undertaken, with the engine farmed out to old-time BSA dealer Stovall's Cycle in Dallas for a full rebuild, using only NOS spares in the process. Top suppliers like Ken Bell rebuilt the magneto, redid the chrome-plating, etc. The Amal 1½in. GP carburetor was repainted in the correct factory color and remounted. A fresh seat from Britain's top saddle-maker was supplied. The Goldie's gearbox was the last NOS close-ratio RRT2 box in America, located at a shop in New Jersey.

During most of its time in Harris' care, the Gold Star has enjoyed pride of place in the collection's display room, only removed for the occasional outing, including a trip to California for the old Del Mar Concours, then the top U.S. classic bike show, where it took top honors in the super-competitive "1960s British" class. In 2013 the BSA was chosen as one of the featured machines in "Ton Up," a Sturgis, South Dakota exhibit exploring the roots and significance of the café-racer movement. This Gold Star, without doubt one of the best in the world, has not been run since its rebuild and presents as a fresh restoration.
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