1956 BSA 350cc B32B34 Gold Star Scrambler For Sale by Auction
The machine offered here consists of a B32 or B34 Competition (trials) model frame dating from circa 1956 and the engine from a 1955 Gold Star, both of these models being descended from the B31. Produced initially with rigid frame and telescopic front fork, the B31 was joined in January 1946 by a Competition variant, the B32. An alloy cylinder barrel and head, broadly similar to those used on the contemporary Gold Star but retaining a separate pushrod tunnel, became available as B32 options from 1949 onwards, as did plunger rear suspension in common with the rest of the 'B' singles range. Although far from competitive initially, the B32 was successfully developed over the next few years as it metamorphosed into the Gold Star scrambler and trials iron. This motorcycle was purchased by the current vendor on 9th June 2004 from a regional UK auction house described by them as a 'DB32 Gold Star' ridden by works rider Andy Lee. However, it should be noted that the frame number has been re-stamped and has one too many digits (there should be no more than three after 'CB34'). It seems unlikely that this would have been done by BSA. However, further research by the next owner may throw some light on this motorcycle's origins. Offered without documents, the machine is sold strictly as viewed.
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Winter Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.
Friday 11 December
Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 112) 9am
The National Motorcycle Museum Reserve Collection (Lots 201 – 252) 11am
Saturday 12 December
Motorcycles (Day 2) (Lots 501 – 708) 10am
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.
Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles by clicking 'Message the seller' with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.
Wednesday 9 December 9am to 5pm
Thursday 10 December 9am to 5pm
Friday 11 December 9am to 5pm (Lots 501 – 708 only)
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register using the 'Message the seller' button.
COLLECTION OF PURCHASED LOTS
Motorcycle lots must be cleared from the sale venue by 2pm Sunday 13 December 2020. Limited collection is available until 2pm Monday 14 December, by appointment only. If collecting Monday, please access Bicester Heritage via the 'Main Gate', Buckingham Road, OX26 5HA. Please email us using the 'Message the seller' button with your collection or transport instructions as soon as possible following your successful bid. Failure to instruct Bonhams by the given time will result in your vehicle being uplifted to store at your expense, as detailed in the Conditions of Sale. Buyers should satisfy themselves that they have collected all relevant log books, documents and keys relating to their Lot(s) at time of collection.
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