Minichamps MIN122130000 1956 BSA Gold Star DBD34 Motorcycle - Black (1:12 Scale)
"German precision engineering at its finest!"
- The Motor Pool
The roots of the BSA 'Gold Star' reach back to the 1930s. In 1937, 'Wal' Handley was the first man to be clocked around Brooklands with an average speed of over 100 miles per hour on a motorbike. Later all riders that could equal this speed were awarded a golden 'Brooklands-Star' pin. Henceforth, BSA changed the name of its 'Empire Star' bike to 'Gold Star'.
The 'Gold Star DBD34' came out in 1956. Its engine had a power output of 40 HP at 7000rpm and it weighed a mere 140 kilos whereas top speed was an astonishing 177kph. Characteristic features were the sports exhaust and stubby handlebars, giving the bike a racer look. Today, the 'Gold Star' is one of the most sought after motorbikes among collectors.
Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 1956 BSA Goldstar DBD34 motorcycle finished in black. Comes in a handsome presentation case. Sold Out!
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.50 inches
Release Date: 2008
Historical Account" "Prized Possession" - The most prized model in the BSA Goldstar range was the 500 cc DBD34. Introduced in 1956, the DBD34 came with clip-on handlebars, finned alloy engine, polished tank, 36 mm bell-mouth Amal carburettor and swept-back exhaust. The DBD34 had a 110 mph (177 km/h) top speed, enabling it to dominate the Isle of Man Clubmans TT that year. Later models had a very high first gear, so it could accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) plus before changing up to second gear. Production ended in 1963.