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BSA Gold Star Clubmans

Manufacturer: BSA
Model: DBD34 Clubmans
Condition: Nearly Concours (2)
Engine: 500cc
Year: 1959
Price: £26,950

This superb example of BSA's finest sports single has an interesting history and has lived in Sweden since the 1990s, since when it has undergone a comprehensive and well documented no-expense-spared rebuild and restoration. Looking at some of the invoices and talking to the previous owner it is clear that this machine has been built to a very high specification indeed. The history before that is missing but examination of BSA factory records reveals that this genuine B34 Clubman was despatched to Shimwell Bros in Birmingham on 13th July 1959. Those same records reveal that the engine was despatched the following month and unusually without a destination recorded. It is therefore more than a strong possiblity that the engine fitted; although not the one it originally left the factory with; was fitted under warrantly soon after and has remained with the machine for it's entire life since. That's matching numbers in my book, it's just a shame the BSA despatch book didn't record it as such. The rest of the bike speaks for itself and when we have looked at it in the workshop we will report further and add a video to confirm what the previous long-term owner tells us about just how good it really is. We will be setting it up to run cleanly on the new GP carburettor but it also comes with a Mikuni which has been tuned to provide easy starting and idling at the expense of originality. There are modern additions of value including an electronic oil pressure gauge and electrics. All the registration documentation is in order so the bike can be registered in any country.