1960 BSA DBD34 Gold Star Catalina
Estimate: (£) 15,000 - 18,000
Reg Number:FSV 632
The culmination of development for the Gold Star was the DBD series. Only ever built as a 500, the new version was introduced for the 1956 season, initially being offered in parallel with the DB range, although by 1957 the DB's had been dropped from the range, the 500 version permanently, the 350 temporarily, returning to the range in 1959. In virtually all respects the new 500 was the same as its predecessor, the major difference between the two being the cylinder head, which had been revised, thus allowing the use of a 1 ½ inch Amal GP. Like its predecessors the DBD 34 was offered in trials, scrambles, road, racing and Clubman's form and was supported by an extensive range of optional parts. For the North American market BSA offered the Catalina Scrambler designed to cater to the needs of desert riders. It was based on the standard scrambles model but offered with the option of full road equipment.
This example of the DBD Catalina has been restored to a high standard and retains the full lighting kit and silencer. The standard fuel tank is finished with chrome panels and blue paintwork. It has formed part of a private collection from which it is now being offered.
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