1927 AJS 349cc K7, Frame no. K46743 Engine no. K7/46743
Lot 5
Property of a deceased's estate ,1928 AJS 349cc K7 Frame no. K46743 Engine no. K7/46743
Sold for £10,580 (US$ 17,783) inc. premium
Lot Details
Property of a deceased's estate
1928 AJS 349cc K7
Registration no. EY 3414
Frame no. K46743
Engine no. K7/46743
In 1927 AJs'works 350cc racers appeared with a new overhead-camshaft engine. The camshaft was chain driven, its distinctive cast-alloy case extending forwards to the front-mounted magneto. A catalogued model from 1928, the 'cammy' AJS was built in 350cc and 500cc capacities initially. A 250cc version followed, Jimmy Guthrie winning the Lightweight TT on one in 1930. Production ceased with the Matchless takeover in 1931. A 1928 model (as indicated by the 'K' frame/engine number prefix) this cammy AJS was purchased by the vendor's late father in the 1960s as a restoration project. However, the task was never commenced and it remained in storage from the time of acquisition until his recent death. Presumed original, the registration mark was issued in Anglesey in 1927. While many of the machine's main components are present, some, such as the fuel tank, will serve only as useful patterns to manufacture replacements. At the time of consignment the vendor was still searching for other parts and it is possible that further items will be found prior to the sale. As overhead-cam AJS motorcycles from the Vintage era come to the market only infrequently, this one represents an interesting and potentially rewarding opportunity for a new owner.
Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, EY 3414' comes with an old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves with regard to the completeness, or otherwise, of this Lot prior to bidding. No reserve.

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  • The machine is of 1927 Vintage
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