Rare BSA Gold Star Competition

bsaAs I told you before I don’t run motorcycle classified, but when some rare ones are available, I make exceptions. You are looking at a very rare 1964 BSA DBD34 Gold Star Competition kept in the same family since its original purchase. Rarer than a BSA Gold Star Catalina. It has been used for trail riding, scramble racing, 1/4 mile flat track racing and even won the 500 cc class at the 1964 at the “Great American Championship Of Motorcycle Hill Climbing in Billings, Montana. In 1985 this bike undergone a complete restoration, not a concourse restoration, with the engine completely rebuilt top to bottom by a British bike mechanic. Since 1985, it was only test ridden down to the end of the block & back a couple of times, with no problems. Auctioned right now on eBay. BSA Gold Star Competition.

6 Responses to “Rare BSA Gold Star Competition”

  1. 1 nicker Feb 9th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks for the link.
    Those E-bay pics make a great baseline ref. for an OEM configuration.

    Can’t imagine what the reserve price would be if $6k didn’t crack it.
    To get a heavy price for this unit one would expect to also get a whole bunch of provenanunce.
    (like spares, period picture, news paper clippings… etc.)

    Lots of these scramblers could be (and still are) found all over CA.
    When we were kids a serious racer came with both 350cc and 500cc barrel and piston set to allow entry in two classes. And often two frames, one ridged and one sprung. For the longer, faster tracks like San Jose a ridged frame typically got aluminum rear-axel-extenders.

    Picked up a barn-fresh “1958 US Short Curcuit Racer” (in as raced condition) with all the spares for $400 some years back. The real pricey BSA singles are the DBD34 Clubman. Not too many of these around at the time. those ya see now are more than likely converted scramblers.

    just a reference point.

  2. 2 4Cammer Feb 9th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    The Brits sure could style a bike. Wow, not a line out of place.

  3. 3 busfreak Feb 10th, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Those Brit bikes sure are neat.

  4. 4 cwglide Feb 10th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Yah 4Cammer i agree, back in the day 50’s thru 70’s the brits were very innovative in design like the Square Four, the Vincent, Matchless, absolutely. I have always liked them like this BSA, very nicely done!!

  5. 5 Pepper Feb 10th, 2010 at 11:31 pm


  6. 6 Nigel Fox May 3rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    They stopped manufacture of the BSA Gold Star in 1962 !

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