1929 AJS 349cc Model M6 'Big Port'
Frame no. 104562
Engine no. M6 104562
After victory in the 1920 Junior TT, AJS's new overhead-valve 350 racer scored a memorable double the following year, Tom Sheard winning the Junior race, and Howard Davies the Senior - the first time such a feat had been achieved on a 350. The production version made its debut in November 1922, delighting clubmen everywhere with its 'racer on the road' performance. A right-first-time design destined to achieve countless successes in the hands of privateers, the overhead-valve 350 AJS - latterly known as the 'Big Port' - changed only in detail before being superseded by a much-revised M6 model for 1929. The latter's engine incorporated a number of improvements including enclosed rocker gear and dry-sump lubrication, while the frame was redesigned to accommodate a saddle tank, and Webb forks replaced the earlier Druids. This incomplete and partially dismantled matching-numbers M6 'Big Port' was in its present condition when purchased by the vendor. The engine and gearbox were dismantled and, found to be free of serious wear, subsequently reassembled, while the clutch's major components were restored. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, the machine comes with AJS & Matchless OC dating certificate. No reserve.