1960 Matchless 646cc 'G12CSR' Frame no. A75249 Engine no. 61/31CSR X6801

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Lot 17
1960 Matchless 646cc 'G12CSR'
Frame no. A75249 Engine no. 61/31CSR X6801

£ 800 - 1,200
US$ 1,100 - 1,700
1960 Matchless 646cc 'G12CSR'
Frame no. A75249
Engine no. 61/31CSR X6801
'Largest, fastest and most powerful machine in the current Matchless range, the 650cc G12CSR is essentially designed for sport. This its specification - tuned motor, Siamesed pipes, good ground clearance and semi-competition equipment - shows at a glance. But it is also at home under normal road conditions. Here, in fact, is a dual-purpose mount.' – Motor Cycling.

Announced in 1948 and progressively developed thereafter, AMC's twins had already undergone a number of capacity increases before finally arriving at 646cc in the autumn of 1958 with the launch of the AJS Model 31 and Matchless G12. The new range-topping super sports models were typed 'CSR', a designation AMC had first used on the superseded 600cc versions. Motor Cycling managed a top speed of 108.5mph from 'their' G12CSR while fuel consumption averaged 51mpg over the course of the 500-mile test.

Known as 'Queen Bitch', this modified Matchless twin's principal components consist of the frame from a 350cc single dating from 1960, an engine from a 1961 AJS Model 31CSR and a 1950s Burman gearbox. There are no documents with this Lot.
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1960 Matchless 646cc 'G12CSR' Frame no. A75249 Engine no. 61/31CSR X6801
1960 Matchless 646cc 'G12CSR' Frame no. A75249 Engine no. 61/31CSR X6801
1960 Matchless 646cc 'G12CSR' Frame no. A75249 Engine no. 61/31CSR X6801
1960 Matchless 646cc 'G12CSR' Frame no. A75249 Engine no. 61/31CSR X6801
1960 Matchless 646cc 'G12CSR' Frame no. A75249 Engine no. 61/31CSR X6801
1960 Matchless 646cc 'G12CSR' Frame no. A75249 Engine no. 61/31CSR X6801
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