5 miles since restoration, 1965 Matchless 745cc G15CS Frame no. 114247 Engine no. G15CS/114247
Lot 188
5 miles since restoration, 1965 Matchless 745cc G15CS
Registration no. TEU 547C Frame no. 114247 Engine no. G15CS/114247
Sold for £5,980 (US$ 9,916) inc. premium
Lot Details
5 miles since restoration
1965 Matchless 745cc G15CS
Registration no. TEU 547C
Frame no. 114247
Engine no. G15CS/114247
Following the handful of G15s built for export only in 1962 and fitted with AMC's own 750cc engine, the concept was revived in the middle of the decade using the Norton Atlas motor in the existing G12CSR frame. By this time Norton production had been shifted to AMC's Plumstead factory, and in a further move towards product rationalisation, the new G15 roadster (and similar AJS Model 33) was fitted with Norton hubs and Roadholder forks. CSR sports roadsters and CS enduro models followed soon after, and these Norton-powered models were the only AMC twins left in production by the end of 1966. Manufacture ceased the following year and today these relatively rare AMC/Norton hybrids are becoming increasingly collectible. This rare Matchless G15CS was acquired in North America where most of the production ended up. Restored in Canada ten years ago and then put into storage, it was completed and mechanically checked over in the UK in 2013 and is described by the vendor as in generally excellent condition. This matching-numbers machine is offered with AJS & Matchless OC dating letter and V5C registration document.
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