Post Sale Update: sold for $19,500 after 12 bids on eBay in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
One of BSA’s most legendary motorcycles, the Rocket Gold Star was a limited production special built in 1962 and 1963 that owes its existence to a British Dealer named Eddie Dow (who himself earned the nickname of “Mr. Gold Star”).
One of Dow’s clients asked for a Gold Star with the A10 Rocket engine – BSA supplied the necessary parts and Eddie’s team built a bike that was capable of matching any factory machine at the time. It became popular enough that BSA ended up 1,584 examples of their own (272 of which were Scramblers). These are easy enough to replicate now, but this example has documentation from the UK BSA Owner’s Club and it still has the original engine. It was restore two years ago and been on display since with a handful of Sunday rides thrown in for good measure.
Highlights of the work include a rebuilt engine and gearbox by Tim Bardsley of Mostly British Motorcycles Company, new Borrani wheels, new fenders, new tires, powdercoated frame, new paint, new carb, and plenty more. “All parts are NOS from Mike’s Classic Spares in Australia” and the seller has receipts.
Find this Rocket Gold Star for sale in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada with bidding up to $12,100 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.