1930 AJS OHV Twin Port 250cc Model 12
Lot 31
1930 AJS 248cc Model R12 Engine no. 2665
Sold for £3,450 (US$ 5,798) inc. premium
Lot Details
1930 AJS 248cc Model R12
Engine no. 2665
Despite the company's mounting financial difficulties, AJS introduced a comprehensively redesigned range for 1930; all models for this year being coded 'R'. This new line-up was notable for including models with fashionable 'sloper' engines for the first time while all the overhead-valve types featured twin-port cylinder heads. Baby of the range was the new ohv 248cc Model 12 'Two Port', a compact, lightweight and stylish sports mount very much in the AJS tradition. Listed as the 'S12' for 1931, this delightful little model did not survive the Matchless takeover in its original form. There was no '250' listed for 1932 and when the Model 12 returned to the range for 1933 (as the 33/12 Big Port) it had a 'sloper' engine. One of the final Wolverhampton-built models made before AJS's acquisition by Matchless, this AJS R12 was restored by the vendor's father-in-law – Vicente Sevilla – three years ago.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number for this lot should read R1213750. The engine number for this lot should read R12137507.