Sold for £13,800
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: TFF 273
Frame No: KM24256
Engine No: KM24256
In 1937, Wal Handley lapped the Brooklands circuit at over 100mph (160km/h) on a BSA Empire Star, and was awarded one of the traditional Gold Star badges. That inspired BSA to produce the BSA Gold Star. The first Gold Star was an M24 model. It had an all alloy 82mm × 94mm bore and stroke, 496cc displacement, with a separate rocker box bolted to the aluminium head, pushrod valve actuation, an Elektron (magnesium alloy) gearbox with close ratio option, and a rigid frame made of light tubes devoid of sidecar attachment lugs. This model continued up to the start of World War II. Very few were produced, with numbers in the low hundreds for each.
This 1939 BSA M24 Gold Star has been restored to a very high standard by the current owner. It is a genuine machine with matching numbers and has been confirmed by the Gold Star Owner’s Club. The machine was a complete restoration project when purchased and some history is known back to the 1980s. It is being offered with a current V5C and a Gold Star Owner’s Club Certificate.
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Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 15th Nov, 2023
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