1962 BSA Gold Star 500


  • A beautifully restored and well presented example
  • Equipped with a racing gearbox and corresponding reinforced aluminium clutch
  • Complete with a period Austrian logbook and a collection of later Italian paperwork

The Appeal

The Goldstar is perhaps BSA’s most respected motorcycle and was one of the fastest bikes on the road during the 1950s and early ‘60s. With a colossal single-cylinder engine and rakish styling, the Goldstar was the definitive two-wheeled hero of its era and the steed of choice for many of Britain’s ‘Ton Up Boys’.

We’re delighted to offer this beautifully restored 1962 example which is in fantastic condition. It features clubman bars, a racing gearbox and reinforced clutch so is a fabulous period correct racer for the road. Complete with its original Austrian paperwork as well as later documentation from its life in Italy including ASI certification, this BSA is a storied example that’s sure to interest collectors.

The History and Paperwork

  • Original Austrian paperwork including a photograph of the bike is included
  • Now registered in Italy, with Italian plates included
  • ASI paperwork and Italian registration document
  • Restored and ready to ride
  • The vendor informs us that all the current registration and insurance is up to date

The Condition

  • Refinished to an exemplary standard
  • Well presented chromework on the fuel tank and mudguards
  • All badging, waterslides and pinstripes in very good condition 
  • The seat upholstery appears in great order
  • Barely any wear evident to the grips or foot pegs
  • Kilometre Smiths speedometer with adjacent rev counter and ammeter
  • All the equipment on the handlebars presents well
  • The wheels look great, although the tyres display some slight sidewall cracking
  • No damage or corrosion evident to the frame
  • All lights in good order

The Mechanics 

  • Pre-unit construction
  • 500 cc single cylinder four-stroke
  • Four-speed racing gearbox
  • Reinforced aluminium clutch
  • All the engine and gearbox casings present immensely well, with no damage, corrosion or evidence of excessive leaks
  • Reportedly running really well, with no apparent issues
  • Said to ride brilliantly, with great handling and strong performance


Presented in fabulous restored condition, with a collection of paperwork and some desirable components fitted, this is amongst the nicest restored Gold Stars we’ve seen.

There should be room reserved in every collection for one of these iconic classics, so be sure to add this lovely BSA to your garage.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1962
  • Make BSA
  • Model Gold Star
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 5,982 Kilometres
  • Engine size 500
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Formia
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
6 bids from 3 bidders
  • blandit•••• €9,900 02/10/23
  • Tim - t•••• €9,000 02/10/23
  • woodbur•••• €8,250 02/10/23
  • Tim - t•••• €8,000 02/10/23
  • blandit•••• €7,000 01/10/23
  • Tim - t•••• €5,000 01/10/23

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