BSA GOLDSTAR CATALINA 1960 500cc - PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO
Sale price: £9266 ≈ $11496 ≈ €10459 ≈ ₿1.78 bitcoin
Item location: NORTHWICH, United Kingdom, UK
Sale type: Fixed price listing
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BSA GOLDSTAR CATALINA
A REAL PLEASURE - PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO
Transferrable Registration Number: FSV 632 - valued at £1500
Frame Number: CB32C562 Engine Number: DBD34GS57534
The culmination of development for the Gold Star was the DBD series. Only ever built as a 500. the new version was introduced for the 1956 season. initially being offered in parallel with the DB range. although by 1957 the DB's had been dropped from the range. the 500 version permanently. the 350 temporarily. returning to the range in 1959. In virtually all respects the new 500 was the same as its predecessor. the major difference between the two being the cylinder head. which had been revised. thus allowing the use of a 1 ½ inch Amal GP. Like its predecessors the DBD 34 was offered in trials. scrambles. road. racing and Clubman's form and was supported by an extensive range of optional parts. For the North American market BSA offered the Catalina Scrambler designed to cater to the needs of desert riders. It was based on the standard scrambles model but offered with the option of full road equipment.
This DBD34 Catalina has been restored to a high standard and retains the optional extra full lighting kit. passenger footrests and large dual seat and silencer. The standard fuel tank is finished with chrome panels. blue paintwork with Catalina Transfer.
The bike was brought into the UK in the 1970's from USA in boxes (which was easier for shipping) and was then rebuilt to this high standard - some photographs of rebuild with the machine.
The bike was then registered on 25th February 1983 as all the centralisation to DVLA had to be done by the end of 1983.
The engine is the best DBD for starting as per the video. you just stroke it and it fires into life.
There are some hand written letters from when it changed ownership in 1983 & expired MOT certificates.
From 1994 until 2009 it remained in the same ownership.
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