Bonhams : c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114

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Lot 576
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star
Registration no. DSU 575 Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114

Sold for £ 4,025 (US$ 5,126) inc. premium
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star
Registration no. DSU 575
Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text)
Engine no. ZB32GS3114
Introduced shortly prior to the Second World War, The Gold Star's existence was cut short by the hostilities, and did not reappear again until 1949. From its resurrection it built its reputation as a competent all-rounder in sporting events of all types. It continued throughout the nineteen fifties, almost without rival except for (much more expensive) factory exotica. The secret of its success was not only its all-round performance, but also its accessibility to the average man.

This machine was purchased by the deceased owner in 1998 (receipt on file), from the family of previous owner Gordon Sweetmore, of Heywood Lancs, who had owned the bike from the 1980s. Gordon had used the bike extensively, including VMCC runs and events, for a number of years. Following acquisition, the new owner appears to have used the machine initially, but then retired it to garage storage where it has remained. Comprising a frame from c.1955 and an engine from 1951, the bike is fitted with a standard gearbox, touring bars and footrests. Due to the time in storage, it will now need re-commissioning or restoration prior to use by the new owner, but provides an ideal entry-level machine into the increasingly expensive world of Gold Star ownership. It should be noted that the frame number is thought not to be a factory stamping.

Documentation consists of an old style V5C, an older V5, a quantity of tax discs, and a folder with a variety of copy articles, sundry notes, a copy of 'Goldie' by Golland, and other miscellaneous paperwork.

Footnotes

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Contacts
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
c.1955/1951 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32 3154 (see text) Engine no. ZB32GS3114
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