£6,000 - £8,000
1956 BSA Goldstar 350cc, in Clubman trim. Registration number SWT 854. Frame number CB3? overpainted, V5C states CB3113493. Engine number BB32.GS.1020.
1953 saw the introduction of the BB series (BB32 – 350cc / BB34 – 500cc) with new duplex cradle frame and swinging arm rear suspension. These were followed in 1954 by the CB series with engine changes aimed primarily at the road racers. Immediate success was achieved in the Clubman's TT and this cycle of engine redesign and immediate success was repeated the following year with the DB series. The Senior TT was won by Eddie Dow who later went into business as Britain’s Gold Star Specialists providing a wide range of custom accessories.
SWT was owned by Peter Lyons, in 2012, selling it to our vendor in December 2017 with a mileage of 23,050 miles. In 2019 added Thorspark electronic ignition and generally serviced the machine. In 2020 he fitted new piston rings and ground the valves along with a new battery, in 2021, at 23,512 miles, he again rebuilt the engine, this time with a new piston and rings, +40, giving it a 9-1 compression. Today the mileage is 23,611 miles.
The 4th Owner, Geoff Brown of Lincoln, c.2004, obtained a Goldstar Owners Club Engine Brake Test for the engine, as a touring engine with racing cams. It should noted that the gearbox is stamped RRT2 but it has a normal touring box fitted.
Sold with the V5C, brake test and other associated paperwork.