1952 Matchless 348cc G3L Frame no. 93676 Engine no. 55/G3LS 29534

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Lot 19
1952 Matchless 348cc G3L
Registration no. OTT 294 (see text) Frame no. 93676 Engine no. 55/G3LS 29534

Sold for £ 1,955 (US$ 2,652) inc. premium
1952 Matchless 348cc G3L
Registration no. OTT 294 (see text)
Frame no. 93676
Engine no. 55/G3LS 29534
Weighing as much as the 500cc model from which most of them were derived but considerably less powerful, the typical British 350 of the 1950s was not likely to be anyone's first choice as a fast sports bike. Rather, these honest, workaday mounts were chosen for other reasons, chiefly their inherent strength, dependability and economy. AMC's offerings in this important market sector were the Matchless G3L and AJS Model 16, models identical in all essential respects, tank badge and magneto position excepted.

This 1953 model was despatched from the factory on 23rd December 1952. It should be noted that this machine's numberplates have been incorrectly lettered and that the registration is 'OTT 294' and not 'CTT 294'. Also, the engine is a replacement unit of slightly later date and not the original ('20611') which is still recorded in the accompanying registration papers. The latter consist of a continuation logbook (issued 1972) and old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents.

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1952 Matchless 348cc G3L Frame no. 93676 Engine no. 55/G3LS 29534
1952 Matchless 348cc G3L Frame no. 93676 Engine no. 55/G3LS 29534
1952 Matchless 348cc G3L Frame no. 93676 Engine no. 55/G3LS 29534
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