Summary

  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    55/G80S 27825
  • Lot number 
    76
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1951/55 Matchless 497cc G80S
Frame no. 7229
Engine no. 55/G80S 27825

Associated Motor Cycles announced its post-war range of Matchless and AJS heavyweight singles in June 1945. Housed in a rigid frame with Teledraulic front fork, the ruggedly built overhead-valve engine drove via a four-speed gearbox. Hairpin valve springs were adopted for 1949 and a swinging-arm frame introduced, the latter initially for export only, models so-equipped being suffixed 'S'. This Matchless G80S was purchased by the vendor in approximately 1989, at which time it was running but in need of attention. Although intending to do the work, the vendor never found the time and the machine has remained in the same condition. The frame dates from 1951, having the distinctive aperture in the saddle tube to accommodate the air filter pipe, while the engine is from 1955. There are no documents with this machine, which is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. No reserve.