Classic British bikes are usually desired by men of a certain age. They remember when these bikes were new and considered fast and models like this Goldstar were on the high end of the spectrum. Those years ended when the Honda and Kawasaki invasion began which defined the limits of the the market for these older Brits. They are every bit as desirable as they ever were, but it seems there may be fewer people who desire them.
This particular Goldstar is a beauty with an earlier cosmetic restoration of fresh paint and show chrome and recalibrated gauges. It’s been kept in climate controlled storage and looks absolutely perfect.
Sales like this one are interesting. The guys selling them now are the very guys that remember them and wanted one back in the day. I’m curious, as I’m sure a whole lot of other sellers are, how many collectors will step up and keep buying them as this generation of owners begins to pass them on. Perhaps it will be the younger guy who appreciates the simple mechanical beauty of bikes like this and wants to have the opportunity to get a feel for what the older riders before him experienced. We may see an entirely new generation snapping up the best ones before their peers catch on. We’ll see.
If you’re looking for an excellent example of the BSA Goldstar, you would be hard pressed to find a better one.
for sale on eBay. Listing ended.