1950 AJS 348cc Model 16MS  Frame no. S1798 Engine no. 12067

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Lot 359
1950 AJS 348cc Model 16MS
Registration no. JAX 328 Frame no. S1798 Engine no. 12067

£ 1,500 - 1,800
US$ 1,900 - 2,200
1950 AJS 348cc Model 16MS
Registration no. JAX 328
Frame no. S1798
Engine no. 12067
Associated Motor Cycles announced its post-war range of AJS and Matchless heavyweight singles in June 1945. Coded Model 16M and G3L respectively, the two 350cc models shared the same 93mm stroke as their 500cc brethren, coupled to a 69mm bore, and could be distinguished by the different magneto position: forward of the cylinder in the AJS, behind it in the Matchless. 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’.
We are advised that this swinging arm-framed Model 16MS has been fitted with a replacement front end. Restored, the machine is finished in black and described by the vendor as in fair/good condition.
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