• Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    CSR 61/G12 4886
  • Lot number 
    121
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

Property of a deceased's estate
1960 Matchless 650cc G12 CSR Project
Registration no. NBV 767
Frame no. A77080
Engine no. CSR 61/G12 4886

Announced in 1948 and progressively developed thereafter, AMC's twins had already undergone a number of capacity increases before finally arriving at 646cc in the autumn of 1958 with the launch of the AJS Model 31 and Matchless G12. The new range-topping super sports models were typed 'CSR', a designation AMC had first used on the superseded 600cc versions. Motor Cycling achieved a top speed of 108.5mph with 'their' G12CSR while fuel consumption averaged 51mpg over the course of the 500-mile test.

Purchased by the late owner in December 2007, this partially dismantled G12 CSR is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. The detached parts are contained within a number of boxes. Accompanying paperwork consists of sundry invoices and correspondence, some items of photocopied AMC-related literature, a parts list, old-style continuation logbook (issued 1969) and V5/V5C registration documents. It should be noted that the engine has been replaced (number not changed on V5C). No reserve.


Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1SR
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Bonhams Collectors’ Car department

Phone 
+44-2074685801
Fax 
+44-2074477401