Lot Details
1955 Matchless 498cc G9
Registration no. HSJ 549
Frame no. 32352
Engine no. 55/G9/26593
Announced in 1948, the Matchless G9 and equivalent AJS Model 20, while following the established pattern of British parallel twins, were unusual in having a third, central, crankshaft main bearing. The new 498cc engine was housed in the sprung frame recently introduced on the heavyweight singles. Progressively developed, the motor underwent a number of capacity increases, finally arriving at 646cc in 1958 with the launch of the AJS Model 31 and Matchless G12. Well-finished, stylish and deservedly popular, the AMC twins were much missed after their demise in 1966. Benefiting from past restoration at date unknown, this Matchless G9 was purchased by the vendor at Bonhams’ Stafford Sale in October 2003 (Lot 513). Since acquisition it has formed part of a small private collection and been kept in heated storage, seeing very little use. Benefiting from new chromed wheels rims, stainless-steel spokes and refurbished hubs, the machine is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to November 2006 and Swansea V5 registration document.
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