Bonhams : c.1955 BSA-Yamaha 499cc 'Gold Star' Special Frame no. CA7 7198 Engine no. 48T 057027
c.1955 BSA-Yamaha 499cc 'Gold Star' Special Frame no. CA7 7198 Engine no. 48T 057027

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Lot 310
c.1955 BSA-Yamaha 499cc 'Gold Star' Special
Registration no. 312 YUC Frame no. CA7 7198 Engine no. 48T 057027

Sold for £ 4,830 (US$ 6,106) inc. premium
c.1955 BSA-Yamaha 499cc 'Gold Star' Special
Registration no. 312 YUC
Frame no. CA7 7198
Engine no. 48T 057027
In the early 1990s a consortium revived BSA and also reintroduced the much-missed Gold Star using Yamaha's SR400 engine in a set of 'café racer' style cycle parts. It was soon followed by a 499cc version using the Yamaha SR500 engine. Alan Brown Engineering, builders of the 'Gold Star' special offered here, took a different approach, installing a 500cc Yamaha engine in a genuine BSA chassis, that of an A7/A10 twin. Genuine Gold Star parts include the fuel tank, front brake, silencer, instruments and mudguards, while the Yamaha motor has been converted to right-hand gearchange to suit those used to the 'British' arrangement. Few would disagree that the result is most successful and looks every inch a factory-built product. Completed in 1999 and used on Oxford Section VMCC meetings and runs, the machine is described as in generally good condition and comes with a V5C document. It should be noted that there is no rev counter inner drive cable fitted.

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  • The machine was ridden to the sale by the vendor.
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c.1955 BSA-Yamaha 499cc 'Gold Star' Special Frame no. CA7 7198 Engine no. 48T 057027
c.1955 BSA-Yamaha 499cc 'Gold Star' Special Frame no. CA7 7198 Engine no. 48T 057027
c.1955 BSA-Yamaha 499cc 'Gold Star' Special Frame no. CA7 7198 Engine no. 48T 057027
c.1955 BSA-Yamaha 499cc 'Gold Star' Special Frame no. CA7 7198 Engine no. 48T 057027
c.1955 BSA-Yamaha 499cc 'Gold Star' Special Frame no. CA7 7198 Engine no. 48T 057027
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