BSA 1935 W 35-8 “Blue Star” 499 cc OHV single frame # E 5611 engine # E 8471
As the thirties progressed, BSA’s reputation as a maker of excellent machines blossomed.
Their range ran from economical ‘tiddlers’ to big V-twins.
The most renowned of their machines in the ’35 range were their middle-weight o.h.v. models, especially the favoured Blue Stars.
There was an even higher tuned “Special”, but that was a very costly machine.
The sporty Blue Stars were available in two versions, the 348 cc R35-5 and the 499 cc W 35-8.
Their specification included a high compression aluminium alloy piston, special cams, upswept exhaust pipes and an Amal pump carburettor.
The 499 cc model has bore x stroke of 85 x 88 mm and the oil sump and crankcase are cast in one unit.
There is a four-speed foot-controlled gearbox on board. Other features are flexibly mounted handlebars and tank instrument panel with amp gauge, inspection light, switch and oil pressure gauge.
This restored BSA with Dutch registration comes complete with extra pillion seat and pillion footrests.