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  • 1938 gold stare JM24 BSA1938 gold stare JM24 BSA (1938)
    Hi,  This bike is somewhat very hard to write about,  It is a 1938 JM24 500cc gold star BSA where there was only a couple of hundred approximatly built, This model was built in parallel with the M model buthad the high tencile frame fitted and no manufactured areas to mount a sidecar that the army would of wanted.  these engines were manufactured or cast away from the BSA factory and when they went to asssemble them they had to brack some fins of the motor to fit the push rod tube bolts.  The first 100 bikes never left the BSA factory and the next about 150 endered all over the world but have now slowely disapeared and now onl;y a few are left, IE (that is ones that are still as they were when they left the factory correct engine to frame combination), this particular bike has been in my family since the early to mid 1940s so we know the history of it. My father bought the bike from the original owner who I belive imported it from England new as a racing outfit for road racing, but my father wanted to do scrambling on it so for the early part of it racing by my father it did both road and scramble racing so it had 1 x19inch front wheel, 1 x20inch front wheel and 1x21inch front wheel and they are still with the bike now,  there is 1x19inch rear wheel with a knoby scramble tyre fitted and the wheel that is in the frame now has the road tyre. there is also a near complete spare engine with it, a spare gearbox, complet clutch assemble and other spare bits and peaces that go with this sale and I will not split it up as it goes as a lot sale.  If any more information is required please do not hesitate to ask and I will fill in your request
    2013-10-01 15:15:18
    Brisbane, QLD, AU
    100
    80,000.00

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2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Concourse d’ Elegance Report

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

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Oil On Canvas Originals To Be Auctioned

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Bonhams will be auctioning two oil on canvas originals from contemporary motorsports artist Robert Carter, January 9th at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The title piece for this auction (pictured above) measures 48” x 60” and depicts AMA Flat Track star Jim Rice piloting his BSA to victory at the 1970 Santa Rosa Mile. Carter’s second original celebrates the Catalina Grand Prix of 1950’s fame. The oil on canvas piece is 36” x 60”. In addition to these two originals, some of Carter’s Giclee prints will be available.

What’s Old Is New Again – Video

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

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Bonhams To Auction Bruce Smith Collection Of Original Illustrations

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

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Billy Joel Has 1967 BSA Restored On “American Restoration”

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0700

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Teutel's 1943 BSA M20 up for sale

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800

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Tue, 02 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0700

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Man Builds Sidecar from Bathtub

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0700

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