1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238

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Lot 510
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star
Registration no. NUO 976 Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238

Sold for £ 5,175 (US$ 7,147) inc. premium
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star
Registration no. NUO 976
Frame no. ZB32S 4453
Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
Post-WW2, the Gold Star did not return to BSA's range until 1949. First displayed at the Earls Court Show in 1948, the ZB32 Goldie boasted the telescopic front fork first introduced on BSA's larger models for 1946 and came equipped with a new alloy cylinder barrel and 'head. For 1950 a 500cc version – the ZB34 – 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. Apparently built up from parts, this ZB Goldie features a 1951 engine in a 1952 Clubman's model frame. Other noteworthy features include a B31/33/34 four-spring clutch; a twin-leading-shoe front brake; and a two-way damping conversion to the front fork. The machine was purchased 7/8 years ago in Bexley Heath, Kent and was last taxed in October 2020. Works carried out include a gearbox rebuild by SRM (£878 in 2018); new oil pump and drive; cylinder re-sleeved back to standard; new valves and guides (fitted by Ron Lewis); and new taper-roller steering head bearings (2020). It should be noted that there is a charging fault, although the dynamo has been checked and found to be OK. Accompanying paperwork consists of sundry bills and a V5C document.

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1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
1952/51 BSA 349cc Gold Star Frame no. ZB32S 4453 Engine no. ZB32 GS 3238
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