1930 AJS 998cc Model R2 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 50941 Engine no. 50941
Lot 225
1930 AJS 998cc Model R2 Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. to be advised Frame no. 50941 Engine no. 50941
£ 10,000 - 14,000
US$ 14,000 - 19,000

Withdrawn
Lot Details
1930 AJS 998cc Model R2 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 50941 Engine no. 50941 1930 AJS 998cc Model R2 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 50941 Engine no. 50941 1930 AJS 998cc Model R2 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 50941 Engine no. 50941 1930 AJS 998cc Model R2 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 50941 Engine no. 50941 1930 AJS 998cc Model R2 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 50941 Engine no. 50941 1930 AJS 998cc Model R2 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 50941 Engine no. 50941 1930 AJS 998cc Model R2 Motorcycle Combination Frame no. 50941 Engine no. 50941
1930 AJS 998cc Model R2 Motorcycle Combination
Registration no. to be advised
Frame no. 50941
Engine no. 50941
• Matching frame and engine numbers
• Attached to a Swallow 'launch' sidecar
• Last run in 2013

Formerly suppliers of proprietary engines, the Stevens brothers of Wolverhampton diversified into manufacturing complete motorcycles, setting up A J Stevens & Co in 1909. The brothers' first machine was a 292cc (2½hp) single equipped with either direct belt drive (Model A) or a two-speed countershaft gearbox with all-chain drive (Model B), this latter combination being advanced in its day, especially for a lightweight. A 5hp v-twin - the Model D - joined the range in 1912. Intended for sidecar work, the Model D was powered by a 631cc sidevalve engine and came with a 'beefed-up' version of the two-speed gearbox. The Model D's engine was enlarged to 696cc (6hp) for 1913, while a three-speed gearbox and internal expanding rear brake were additional improvements. A new, smaller 'Double-Purpose' v-twin - the 550cc Model A - arrived in November 1914, at which time the Model D was re-designed along 'A' lines and further enlarged to 748cc. Endowed with an effortlessly flexible motor and built to A J Stevens' traditionally high standards, the v-twin 'A-J' was one of the most effective and popular sidecar tugs of its day. The model remained a fixture of the range into the early 1930s, latterly with a 998cc engine.

Manufactured in 1930, this R2 motorcycle combination has the 998cc engine first introduced for the 1929 season. The machine was previously owned by ex-VMCC President, Trevor Wooton, and has been rallied in England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland, France and Belgium. We are advised that the gearbox was overhauled in 2012 and a new ash frame made for the Swallow sidecar, the original external panels being retained. The outfit was last run in 2013 and should require little by way of re-commissioning before returning to the road. Conversion to 12-volt electrics is the only notified deviation to factory specification, though it should be noted that a new battery is required. Offered with old/current V5/V5C documents.

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  • This machine is withdrawn and will be offered at a later date, either in our December Sale or Spring Stafford Sale. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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