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This is a rare 1963 Rocket Gold Star Spitfire/Gold Star Spitfire. Based on the BSA dispatch records from two BSA owners clubs in the UK, only 266-272 were built between 1962 and 1963. They were for export only and to date only approximately 40 have been reported to the Gold Star Owners club in the UK as still existing. They are not your standard BSA A10 Spitfire. Unlike those, these use the same frame (GA10) as the Rocket Gold Stars less the pillon (passenger) loops and have Gold Star brakes.
This bike was one of only 16 shipped to Canada. It was sent to Fred Deeley Ltd, Vancouver, on February 28, 1963 and recorded as a “A10 R G Star Scrambler Red”. It is a numbers matching original with a letter verifying the numbers from the Gold Star Owners Club in the UK. The current owner purchased it in Canada in 2009 and finished a total restoration in 2016. It is street legal with original period correct lighting.
This 1963 Rocket Gold Star Spitfire/GoldStar Spitfire won its division at the 2017 Clubman’s All British Motorcycle Show in San Jose CA.
Less than 44 miles
New paint in 2016. Comes with extra paint. Small paint chip on the oil tank beneath the oil cap.
Sheet metal is in excellent condition and well fit, all new.
Excellent condition, all new with the exception of the original Bates headlight and original rear fender stays.
This motorcycle is in outstanding mechanical condition. Full engine and transmission rebuild and runs very well. Head needs to be re-torqued after 50 miles. There is a small (very common for A10’s) oil leak at the speedometer cable where it attaches to the transmission. Sale includes all receipts and summery of costs which exceeds the buy now price.
Wheels & Tires
Rims: Front and rear new/NOS spokes; rims are chrome with steel spokes and nipple cadmium plated.
Front Tire: New Dunlop K70 3.25-19
Rear Tire: New Dunlop K70 4.00-18
Engine # DA10R 94XX
Frame # GA10 101XXX
Valuation Resource Guide
-- Excellent $22,755
-- Very Good $ $12,410
Hagerty Value Guide:
• #1 Concours $28,000
• #2 Excellent $23,000
• #3 Good $18,000
• Boyer ignition with Lithium battery
• Tapered head roller bearings
• New Amal Monobloc carburetor
• Street legal and geared for the street
• Special cam plate so shifting is 1 down and 3 up
• New shocks and progressive front fork springs
• New brakes and wheel bearings
• Rare original BT&E brake light
• Rebuilt Smith’s clockwork speedometer