Property of a deceased's estate, c.1960 BSA 646cc Rocket Gold Star Replica Frame no. GA7 10920 Engine no. DA10R 5552

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Lot 321
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1960 BSA 646cc Rocket Gold Star Replica
Registration no. 289 ANG (see text) Frame no. GA7 10920 Engine no. DA10R 5552

Sold for £ 7,475 (US$ 9,686) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
c.1960 BSA 646cc Rocket Gold Star Replica
Registration no. 289 ANG (see text)
Frame no. GA7 10920
Engine no. DA10R 5552
Widely recognised as one of the most desirable of all factory built 'café racers', the Rocket Gold Star arrived in 1962 along with the first of BSA's new unitary construction range. A combination of - mainly - Gold Star cycle parts and the A10 Super Rocket twin-cylinder engine, the newcomer represented the last of the old pre-unit line rather than a new departure, and thus was destined for a relatively short life. The model was offered in a number of different forms and with a host of options relating to controls and equipment. Around 1,800 were made over a two-year period. Today genuine examples are highly sought after, their relative scarcity leading to the construction of numerous replicas such as that offered here.
Last taxed for the road in 2001, this motorcycle has correct BSA frame/engine number stampings, albeit not those of a genuine Rocket Gold Star. Noteworthy features include Borrani alloy wheel rims and matching Smiths Chronometric speedometer and rev counter. There is no registration document with this Lot, which is offered for restoration/re-commissioning and sold strictly as viewed. 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.1960 BSA 646cc Rocket Gold Star Replica Frame no. GA7 10920 Engine no. DA10R 5552
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1960 BSA 646cc Rocket Gold Star Replica Frame no. GA7 10920 Engine no. DA10R 5552
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1960 BSA 646cc Rocket Gold Star Replica Frame no. GA7 10920 Engine no. DA10R 5552
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