c.1958 Matchless 348cc G3LS Project
Frame no. A63962
Engine no. 53/G3L 1415C
Associated Motor Cycles announced its post-war range of AJS and Matchless heavyweight singles in June 1945. Coded Model 16 and G3L respectively, the two 350cc models shared the same 93mm stroke as their 500cc brethren, coupled to a 69mm bore. Housed in a rigid frame with Teledraulic front fork, the ruggedly built overhead-valve engine drove through a four-speed gearbox. Hairpin valve springs were adopted for 1949 and a swinging-arm frame introduced, the latter initially for export only but available in the UK from 1950, machines so-equipped being suffixed 'S'. This incomplete and partially dismantled G3LS dates from circa 1958, while its engine appears to be a competition unit built in 1953. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. No reserve.