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1962 BSA Genuine RGS Not a Replica. RESERVED FOR MIKE. SOLD


( Highly Investable )

Genuine BSA RGS Rocket Gold Star 650 ( With correct GA10 Prefix frame number )
Reg: RVS 388
Consigned to: E.Campion, Leicester on 22.05.1962
Vin/Chassis/Frame No. GA10 215

Engine Number: DA10 R 8964 ( with correct stamp marks under the engine number ' HHC ' meaning high compression crankcases ) RGS Motor. Look at 3rd picture. The letters HHC shows as slightly sloping downwards which is 100% correct

We have also gone one step further and taken a picture of date stamp hidden out of site under the engines crankcases which we was not aware of ' Well known Manchester based RGS Rocket Goldstar expert told us where to look. Look at 4th picture.
Dated 4 0 62 First day of April 1962 which is 100% correct and done by the BSA factory.

Top speed 105mph
4 speed gearbox
Supplied with PROOF from Technical Officer from a 'Gold Star Owner Club Certificate'
Rocket Gold Star numbers started from GA10 101 up to GA10 1800 making our one with Vin No: GA10 215 an early RGS.

Widely recognised as one of the most desirable of all factory built 'café racers', the Rocket Gold Star arrived in 1962 along with the first of BSA's new unitary construction range. A combination of Gold Star parts and the A10 Super Rocket 650cc twin-cylinder engine, this represented the last of the old 'pre-unit' line rather than a new departure and thus were destined to be built for eighteen months. The idea of making what was effectively a twin-cylinder Goldie originated with Banbury motorcycle dealer Eddie Dow, who had built up a considerable body of expertise in looking after BSA's high-performance single cylinder machines. Dow believed that his hybrid would bridge the gap between the end of Gold Star production and the introduction of new unitary construction sports models, and so it proved. The Super Rocket engine's compression ratio was raised to 9.25:1 for the RGS and claimed maximum power increasing to 46bhp. But for some reason best known to BSA, the RGS frame was unique, although not that different from the production A7/A10 item, as was the wider dual seat. The model was offered in a number of different forms and with a host of options relating to controls and equipment. Motor Cycle tested a Rocket Gold Star in November 1962, summing up the new BSA as a 'scintillating high-performance road burner: good brakes, excellent rider comfort and docile traffic manners.' A top speed of 105mph was achieved. Around 1,800 Rocket Gold Stars were made over an eighteen month period and today genuine examples are highly sought after.

This is a genuine 1962 BSA RGS Rocket Gold Star with frame number ( GA10 215 ) that has been fitted with a correct replacement DA10R RGS Rocket Gold Star HHC high compression engine ( Engine No: DA10R 8964 ) which was purchased by a Mr Bob Hayward as a part restoration project from the well the well known Manchester based RGS guru back in August of 1991, the bike was sold with no registration as the bike had fallen off the DVLA system as the bike had been off the road for a number of years. The restoration was completed after two years of hard work in June of 1993 by Mr Hayward of Waterlooville in Hants and has since been in the hands of two or three other owners since. The RGS retains the RR T2 Gearbox / Dunlop rims / RGS Rear sets / Genuine Gold Star clip on's / 190m/m front brake / Correct headlight / Correct BSA RGS DA10R ( HHS High compression ) engine as mentioned above / Large valve head / RGS oil pump / and Spitfire cam / towards the time of the final restoration back in 1993 the registration was successfully re-applied for with the help from the Gold Star Owners Club and the DVLA in Swansea. This is an opportunity to purchase a rare BSA RGS Rocket Gold Star.
( Not a Replica )

The last owner since 2017/18 has had the top end of the engine apart for a general check over and refresh / i.e New pistons / a Re-Bore by Middlesex Re-Boring Co Ltd / and a Cylinder head overhaul / with new gaskets.

I have also noted in a letter from the Manchester based guru expert that the engines crankshaft had been re-ground and was also fitted with a known Triumph clutch modification which makes the clutch super light.

Part exchange welcome £££ either way, Delivery can easily be arranged by us anywhere for an extra fee, All payments, DVLA Swansea V5c documents including a large file of related receipts from known parts suppliers, letters, Gold Star Club Certificates, old Mot's, and a copy of ClassicBike magazine from March 1989 issue on how to spot a fake RGS Rocket Gold Star.

1217 miles since rebuild in 1993 ( Only used on very nice days ) from a serious bike collectors collection.

EBAY 20 More pictures
This fabulous rare motorcycle is advertised on eBay UK under item number where you will find 20 more stunning pictures, Thank you for [email protected]@king : )

SERIOUS ENQUIRIES: Please call the shop/showroom on the details below between 10.30 and 6 Monday to Friday / Saturday 10.30 to 3 or try my 24/7 anytime mobile on 07973 11 12 13 and ask for Frank.

Email Enquiries: using the button below

Note: ( Replica RGS's will use A7 or A10 frames with prefix chassis No. GA7 ) : (

( But Genuine RGS Rocket Gold Stars will have prefix chassis No, GA10 ****** ) : )


Delivery can easily be arranged anywhere in the England and Wales, please enquire.

World Wide Shipping Easily Organised With - details above

These prices are based on a standard classic sized motorcycle – any bookings that are made, we will need to quote based on the specific bike, as the crate size may need to be bigger if it is a larger classic – this will then increase the shipping freight costs.

Perth £908.00 Sailing time 4 weeks
Sydney £955.00 Sailing time 6 weeks
Melbourne £955.00 Sailing time 6 weeks
Brisbane £920.00 Sailing time 5 weeks

New Zealand
Auckland £908.00 Sailing time 6 weeks
Christchurch £1140.00 Sailing time 6 weeks

Yokohama £930.00 Sailing time 6 weeks

Boston £880.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
New York £845.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Chicago £939.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Atlanta £950.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Baltimore £880.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Miami £974.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Houston £927.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Los Angeles £962.00 Sailing time 5 weeks
San Francisco £1009.00 Sailing time 6 weeks
Seattle £1021.00 Sailing time 6 weeks

Jebel Ali £808.00 Sailing time 3 weeks

Shanghai £806.00 Sailing time 4 weeks

Toronto £1021.00 Sailing time 3 weeks
Vancouver £1138.00 Sailing time 4 weeks
Montreal £1009.00 Sailing time 2 weeks

For all other countries please email us your address/location for a quote.

These prices include collection, packing, freight, fuel surcharges, documentation, handling and export clearances. The customer will then need to pay any import formalities and import clearances on arrival of the motorcycle at destination.

We can also put the customer in contact with an arrivals agent at destination to assist with arrival formalities and charges. They can also assist with forward delivery as required.

For shipments to Australia, Vehicle Import Approval (VIA) must be obtained prior to arrival in Australia. Applications usually take from 4-6 weeks to process and be returned. You can also apply for VIA online here.

The Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport will require you to apply for the permit to import a vehicle. It normally takes between 15-20 days to process applications. The import procedure can be found here.

Optional Services:
Insurance may be organised to cover the motorcycle for loss or damage during ocean transit. This is based on 1.5% of the bikes value + freight + 10%.

Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make BSA
Model Gold Star
  Rocket Gold Star
Year 1962
Mileage 1,217 miles
Country UK
Region Middlesex
Status Trade
Ref C1090618

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