1959 B.S.A Goldstar 350 A7 Replica
An excellent opportunity to buy an affordable Goldstar DBD32 350, a genuine 350 Goldie motor in an A7 frame with all the clubman trimmings, sporting a standard ratio gearbox and a Mikuni carb it is the perfect Goldie for the road and even ticks over! We have given the bike a full service and a set of brand new dunlop tyres to ensure the new owner is ready for the road.
On Wednesday, June 30, 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. The Gold Star did not, however, return to BSA’s post-WW2 range until 1949. First displayed at the Earls Court Show in 1948, the B32 Goldie boasted the telescopic front fork first introduced on BSAs larger models for 1946 and came equipped with a new alloy cylinder barrel and cylinder head. For 1950, a 500cc version – the B34 – was added to the range and this larger Goldie was the first to switch to the new die-cast top-end, with separate rocker box, in 1951. The 350 followed suit in 1952 and the pair continued as the “BB” Gold Stars after the new swinging arm frame was introduced in 1953, changing to “CB” designation for 1954. For many riders the 350 B32-engine is considered to be the finer of the two Gold Star engine capacities – livelier as in “zippier” than its big bore brother and thus sometimes just about as fast.