1951 BSA ZB32 Goldstar Trials rep, 350cc, excellent runner, V5C
Price: £4 850 ≈ $6149 ≈ €5651
Item location: Burton-on-trent, UK
Seller notes: “Good , well used condition. Excellent runner on road gearing”
|Model:||ZB32 GS rep|
|Type:||Classic / pre-65 Trials|
Circa 1951 ZB32 Goldstar Trials rep, 350cc with V5c Here is a typical Classic British Trials bike, built up in the 1970's as a Goldstar trials replica. It certainly has the style of the early 50's rigid trials Goldstars. The engine is all alloy ZB32. Goldstar and is in superb running order. It starts easily and sounds awesome, with no mechanical noises and no smoke. It goes extremely well and (being on road gearing) it pulls like a train. There are not too many British 500cc singles as lively as this 350. The bike handles beautifully. Gears and clutch are all spot on. Brakes are good front and rear. Starting is easy, Lucas Competition Racing magneto fitted. It has a very comfortable riding position and the seat feels very nicely sprung. The bike comes with V5C doc. It was registered on 10th May 1978 and for some unknown reason was declared manufactured 1938. I think the frame is late forties early 50's ZB31 (rigid) type. It wasn't so strict to register and get bikes age related back in the 70's. In fact the frame number is non factory, “JM 19567” but matches V5C. Engine number is ZB32.GS.3074, which also matches the v5C doc. The bike is registered for Historic Vehicle taxation class, therefore road tax is free and it is MOT exempt. Cosmetically the bike is as you would expect for a used competition or trials machine. It is used looking. There are the usual dints and dents here and there plus paintwork has had a hard life. The enamel on the frame has probably been brushed up and touched up here and there. It is all old and used looking but practical. Tank has a number of minor dents as you would expect for a used trials bike! Tank is good and clean inside and has not been treated with a sealant or liner. Muduards have had their share of work but are in decent well used condition. Front rim is nice flangeless alloy with stainless steel spokes. Tyre is Michelin Trial comp in excellent condition 21” x 2.75” Rear rim is also nice flangeless alloy but rear spokes are dull, original “rustless” variety not stainless. Rear tyre is Michelin Trials Comp. 4.00 x 18. Exhaust is in excellent condition, seat also excellent. There is no fin damage on the beautiful all alloy engine. There is a good sidestand fitted but no rear stand. Overall this is a great example of BSA Goldstar Trials, like most bikes used for competition not a “matching numbers” example but very much in the style of the typical Goldstar Trials bikes that were campaigned for years and then resurrected for the “pre-65” scene. There are options with which way to go with this bike, eg restore to higher standard, set it up for out and out trials (would need gearing lowering), or maybe as I tend to favour, just enjoy it pretty well as it is! Selling as a fun BSA trials bike, in excellent running and rideable order, currently geared for road rather than trials.