1959 Matchless 498cc G9 Frame no. A61212 Engine no. 58/G9/51233

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Lot 20
1959 Matchless 498cc G9
Registration no. 73 DYC Frame no. A61212 Engine no. 58/G9/51233

Sold for £ 1,955 (US$ 2,437) inc. premium
1959 Matchless 498cc G9
Registration no. 73 DYC
Frame no. A61212
Engine no. 58/G9/51233
Announced in 1948, the Matchless G9 and equivalent AJS Model 20, while following the established pattern of British parallel twins, were unusual in having a third, central, crankshaft main bearing. The new 498cc engine was housed in the sprung frame recently introduced on the heavyweight singles. Progressively developed, the motor underwent a number of capacity increases, finally arriving at 646cc in 1958 with the launch of the AJS Model 31 and Matchless G12. Well-finished, stylish and deservedly popular, the AMC twins were much missed after their demise in 1966.

This Somerset-registered Matchless G9 was purchased by the current vendor's father in February 1978. The machine is offered with green continuation logbook (issued 1964) and old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents.
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1959 Matchless 498cc G9 Frame no. A61212 Engine no. 58/G9/51233
1959 Matchless 498cc G9 Frame no. A61212 Engine no. 58/G9/51233
1959 Matchless 498cc G9 Frame no. A61212 Engine no. 58/G9/51233
1959 Matchless 498cc G9 Frame no. A61212 Engine no. 58/G9/51233
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