1961 BSA GOLDSTAR
Registration Number: 402 DYH
Frame Number: CB32.11162
Recorded Mileage: 107 miles (since restoration)
- Clubman’s trim specification
- Restored at a cost of £24,000
- Matching numbers example
On Wednesday 30th June 1937, a specially prepared Empire Star 500 ridden by the great Wal Handley achieved a 100mph lap of the Brooklands circuit on its way to a debut race victory and award of the 'Gold Star' that would give BSA's new super sports model its evocative name. Possibly the most successful production racing motorcycle ever, the post-war 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, for the majority of enthusiasts the 500cc DBD34 in Clubman's trim is the epitome of the 'Goldie'. The ultimate road going 500 Gold Star, the DBD appeared in 1956 when the famous RRT2 close-ratio gearbox and 190mm front brake became standard equipment. From then on BSA's perennially popular sporting single changed little until its much-lamented demise in 1963. Today, the Gold Star remains one of the most highly sought after of post-war British motorcycles and is supported by a most enthusiastic owners' club.
This fabulous BSA, first registered in December 1961 via Gus Kuhn Motors of London, is presented in peerless condition following a comprehensive restoration by a leading marque specialist, over two years at a cost in the region of £24,000. During its restoration the Goldstar was fitted with a Pearman electric starter, a very neat job which makes light work of starting.
Our Goldstar, specified from new to Clubman trim with an RTT gearbox, must surely be one of the nicest available to buy today.