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1960 BSA Gold Star 500cc For Sale by Auction1960 BSA Gold Star 500 cc
Registration number 772 XUJ (Non transferrable)
For sale by auction on Saturday 4th November at Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, YO25 3XG commencing at 12 noon.
According to the numbers on this machine the frame was dispatched from the factory with engine number 3468 to Waters Collins of West Australia on the 16th September 1960, the engine (5614) was in frame 9953 dispatched from the factory to H.F. Temple of Oxford on the 17th August 1960. Interestingly this engine number is out of sync with others of the period; originally it had been due to go to a Mr F.C.A. Ugon of Uruguay but presumably it was not paid for and remained at the factory for a period before being fitted to the new frame 9953 and delivered to Temples (by now the frames had changed and the old one was not current). Offered in Clubman trim, has the RR T2 gearbox, Amal TT carburettor, VAPE ZZJ 01 power dynamo with Dunlop rear rim and Akront front with a Grimeca 4LS brake.
Little is known of its history, DVLA first registered it in 1981 (incorrectly dating it as 1955), probably the year it was restored and the registration number allocated to it and it then passed through nine keepers before being purchased by the last owner in 2008. He rarely used it, preferring to admire it in his sitting room and it has come onto the open market due to his passing away.
Sold with the V5C it will require gentle recommissioning before use. Please note there is no oil in the engine. With thanks to Goldie "Guru" Bob Gratton for examining the bike and confirming the frame/engine histories.