Bonhams : c.1949 BSA 350cc 'Gold Star' Trials (see text) Frame no. ZB31 5989 Engine no. ZB.32.GS.6077
c.1949 BSA 350cc 'Gold Star' Trials (see text) Frame no. ZB31 5989 Engine no. ZB.32.GS.6077

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Lot 321
c.1949 BSA 350cc 'Gold Star' Trials (see text)
Registration no. NYL 925 Frame no. ZB31 5989 Engine no. ZB.32.GS.6077

Sold for £ 5,635 (US$ 7,265) inc. premium
c.1949 BSA 350cc 'Gold Star' Trials (see text)
Registration no. NYL 925
Frame no. ZB31 5989
Engine no. ZB.32.GS.6077
Arguably the most successful production racing motorcycle ever, the BSA Gold Star formed the mainstay of Clubman's racing in the 1950s, while its trials and scrambles derivatives demonstrated the design's versatility by chalking up an equally impressive record in off-road competition. In the early post-war years BSA's top trials rider was the Irish star Bill Nicholson who, together with rider/engineer Brian Martin, would develop the B32/34 and later Gold Star competition models into formidable trials machines.

This Goldie trials iron consists of a rigid frame dating from 1949 and a 1952 ZB32 engine. It is not known what model the frame left the factory in, as at this time both the Gold Stars and the ordinary roadsters (B31, B34, etc) used frames prefixed 'ZB31'. Bob Gardiner purchased 'NYL 925' at a UK auction in February 1987 (sales invoice on file) and for a brief period in the 1990s the BSA was registered in the name of his motorcycle shop, G & W Motors Ltd (see old V5 copies on file). Apparently, an older restoration (photographs on file show it looking very fresh in 1995), the machine currently displays a total of 3,467 miles on the odometer and would respond well to detailing. Additional documentation includes correspondence and a V5C Registration Certificate.

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c.1949 BSA 350cc 'Gold Star' Trials (see text) Frame no. ZB31 5989 Engine no. ZB.32.GS.6077
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