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Lot 430: 1960 BSA 499cc DBD34 Gold Star

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

From its pre-war roots, sharing running gear with the M20 side valve models, the Gold Star was developed into what became, and still is, the most famous BSA of all. The first ‘modern’ version was the BB of 1954 with the strong pivoted – fork chassis which remained to the end. The motor and gear- box were revised continually, with the final and most coveted version being the DBD Clubman of the late ‘fifties. Powerful, fast and functionally styled, the big-valve alloy motor with Clubman cams and the famous ‘twittering’ exhaust – not appreciated by the neighbours at 6am, though – made the DBD34 into a machine which was then every schoolboy’s dream, but which his father might just buy. This correct example, which has been beautifully restored over the last five years to an excellent specification, comes with period documentation. In sparkling condition with a newly-painted and chromed tank, it is with a V5 and absolutely ready for the road.

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Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number430
Estimate£9500-£10000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£9000
Hammer Price (inc premium)£10350
Year1960
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