Summary

  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    56/16M 1809C
  • Lot number 
    42
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

c.1954 AJS 348cc Model 16 Trials
Registration no. 937 CMY
Frame no. C6364
Engine no. 56/16M 1809C

Using models based on the wartime Matchless G3 military machine, Associated Motor Cycles dominated the UK trials scene in the years immediately after WW2. Stars such as Hugh Viney and Gordon Jackson riding for AJS, and Artie Ratcliffe and Ted Usher for Matchless won countless national events while clubmen everywhere favoured the Plumstead marques' products more than those of any of their rivals. And although a 500cc model was offered until the early 1950s, the works boys always favoured the milder and more easily managed 350, as did the vast majority of customers. This AJS Model 16 trials has been fitted with a Matchless timing cover and adapted for road use. Last taxed in 1979 and not run for many years, the machine will require re-commissioning before further use. Sold strictly as viewed, '937 CMY' is offered with purchase receipt (1994), two old MoT certificates and a V5 document, the latter recording a frame number different from that actually on the machine (shown above). No reserve.