Property of a deceased's estate, c.1956 BSA 350cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32.6611 Engine no. DB.32.GS.1749 (see text)

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Lot 319
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1956 BSA 350cc Gold Star
Registration no. 388 DYW (see text) Frame no. CB32.6611 Engine no. DB.32.GS.1749 (see text)

£ 5,000 - 8,000
US$ 6,400 - 10,000
Withdrawn
Property of a deceased's estate
c.1956 BSA 350cc Gold Star
Registration no. 388 DYW (see text)
Frame no. CB32.6611
Engine no. DB.32.GS.1749 (see text)
The Gold Star did not return to BSA's post-WW2 range until 1949. First displayed at the Earls Court Show in 1948, the B32 Goldie boasted the telescopic front fork first introduced for 1946 and came equipped with a new alloy cylinder barrel and 'head. For 1950 a 500cc version – the B34 – was added to the range and this larger Goldie was the first to switch to the new die-cast top-end, with separate rocker box, in 1951. The 350 followed suit in 1952 and the pair continued as the 'BB' Gold Stars after the new swinging arm frame was introduced in 1953, changing to 'CB' designation for 1954. This change marked the introduction of the classic 'big fin' engine but the designation lasted only until the arrival of the 'DB' series in the autumn of 1955. The 'DB' incorporated a much-improved lubrication system and, in the case of the 350 only, a stronger cylinder assembly; as such it represented the 'Junior' Goldie in its final form. This Gold Star started life as a DB34 (500) but now has a DB32 (350) engine installed, though we are advised that the engine has been renumbered. It should also be noted that the cylinder barrel is badly cracked. Last taxed for the road in 1996, the machine is offered for re-commissioning/restoration and sold strictly as viewed. There is no registration document with this Lot. Prospective bidders must satisfy themselves as to the validity of the Vehicle Registration Number prior to bidding.

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Property of a deceased's estate, c.1956 BSA 350cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32.6611 Engine no. DB.32.GS.1749 (see text)
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1956 BSA 350cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32.6611 Engine no. DB.32.GS.1749 (see text)
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1956 BSA 350cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32.6611 Engine no. DB.32.GS.1749 (see text)
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1956 BSA 350cc Gold Star Frame no. CB32.6611 Engine no. DB.32.GS.1749 (see text)
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