1963 BSA Gold Star Spitfire Scrambler A10 Literature

3 Апр 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи 1963 BSA Gold Star Spitfire Scrambler A10 Literature отключены

1963 BSA Gold Star Scrambler A10 Literature

Lee Slocombe in sent me this color scan.

Lee owns a 1963 A10 Spitfire Scrambler (GSS) is currently under restoration. Matthews just sold one models and I (Daniel Boss) one in early 2003(a project Peter Dietrich auctioned a A10 GSS.

Frame# GA10 327 # DA10R 7390.

These were also referred to (in UK maintained factory dispatch as Rocket Gold Star According to one source, the gearbox be stamped STB on these models whereas the West Coast Gold Stars that year were stamped But another source indicates it have an stbt or arrt Brett’s gearbox has no stamping. is stamped STB and Lee’s is stamped

Peter’s was stamped ASCT.

Numbers on these models be GA10 just like the RGS apparently some had GA10A on the frames. Eng No. should be DA10R or (it can be either). Frames did not have any loops, although Lee (mentioned owns a ’63 RGS Scrambler a full clubmans trim Per a page in the the UK BSAOC Star 272 Goldstar Spitfire Scramblers made, and per another source all either to Hap Alzina, or Nutley, NJ.

much the same as a Normal except for the Four lug frame, low Goldie Scrambles ‘Bars, Red Tank, single sided brakes, rubber fork single seat, clamp-on pegs. Note: Four lug means that on the front tubes there are 4 cast mounts, two top and two bottom, unlike two top ones that all the other AB bikes had (including Spitfire up to ’62); the bottom motor were welded on bits of

The 358 cam was a option after you bought the with most apparently the 357 cam.

Charles Falco . the 1963 West Coast BSA which has The Gold Star 650 which is the ‘clubmans’ version, as as the new for 1963. BSA Gold Star Scrambler. The relevant things this brochure are that the now has the lightweight Gold Star Gold Star Catalina brakes front and rear the half-width front brake), tank.

Charles has the very Spitfire Scrambler (serial no. 1). The model was made in 1957 Gold Star Catalina and components, then they in ’58 to using standard A10 and finally in ’63 reverted to the engine back in a Catalina-type (no passenger loops, no lug for a fork etc.).

The Gold Star 650 Twin, most of the space in the sales with only a small for the Spitfire, indicating that far of the latter were available for

I have had discussions with Bud . who rode a buddies 1963 Spitfire Scrambler in the year of (when it was still stock) and he me what he could recall the bike. He said the paint was candy apple red on the tank a gold pin strip (same red as a BSA lightning or RGS). He said the guard was chrome. The tank was the 2.5 goldstar tank. He thought it had the lighting kit on it.


Front fender was same as a RGS (he with rolled front lip and cut in He could not remember if it it had gauges or not on it but it had one gauge mounted on it.

What is interesting is that by almost I know who saw the 1963 Goldstar scramblers when they new, they all remember the badged goldstar tank in early Eary Goldstar photos I have obtained for my but you will notice all the spitfires in the brochures had the smaller badged I understand that brochures sometimes put out months ahead of the production and that it was not uncommon for to switch things after the

That, coupled with the that the local dealers change parts to suit desires, probably indicates either tank maybe for the spitfire. Per Don Bachtel (who 1963 GSS GA10 1157 9505), the 1963 Gold Spitfires were shod Dunlop Trials Universals the factory.

These images above clipped from two different brochures and the last one was clipped out of a issue of the Motorcyclist!

The above two are an excerpt of literature sent to me by Don with specifications on the Goldstar I believe it was part of the same literature booklet as the page in color at the top of this page. If has a better quality scan of tables (especially of the 2nd table), email me a copy.

Above part of a two page ad depicting the Goldstar Spitfire from 4 of Cycle Magazine’s February issue.

Special thanks go to Lee, Don Bud Kubena, Charles Falco, Dietrich, and Brett Matthews, for me most of the information on this Check out Lee Slocombe’s (a.k.a. website, Lee’s Speed for a great source for Spitfire accessories.

Lee’s has informed me he is about to make a batch of pipes, so if interested, you might to drop him an email!



Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "BSA":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.