BSA Bikes Rocket Gold Star
Engine numberCA10RR 3369
c.1955 BSA 646cc Rocket Gold Star Replica
Registration no. 772 UXN
Frame no. CA7 8775
Engine no. CA10RR 3369
The Rocket Gold Star was introduced in 1962, running through only to 1963, and approximately 1500 examples of the model were sold before it was discontinued. Thereafter, perhaps due to its rarity, it certainly captured the imagination of many, and it became a feature of most collectors' wish lists, which, in turn, led to it being copied many more times than it had ever been made.
772 UXN was rebuilt by the immediately preceding owner in the style of the Rocket Gold Star, and benefited from rebuilt wheels with new rims, mudguards, exhaust system, seat, and tyres. All the paintwork was refurbished. The engine was rebuilt to late Super Rocket specification with thick flange barrels and a large journal crank. It was fitted with new drive side main bearing, new timing side bush, the crankshaft reground, new big end shells, new piston rings, valves, guides and springs. The sludge trap was cleaned out and a new old stock genuine BSA Super Rocket camshaft was fitted. Since restoration the machine has not done any road miles in the last, or present, ownerships, and will require running in. Whilst all the lights etc. operate satisfactorily, the vendor has noted that it does not appear to be charging at present. Paperwork consists of a current V5C document, together with an older type V5C, an expired MOT certificate, expired road tax disc, a list of work done on the engine, and a number of SORN declarations.