1961 Matchless 348cc G3 Project Frame no. A80913 Engine no. 61/G3 41017
Lot 128
1961 Matchless 348cc G3 Project
Registration no. 762 BXU Frame no. A80913 Engine no. 61/G3 41017
Sold for £2,185 (US$ 2,805) inc. premium

Lot Details
1961 Matchless 348cc G3 Project Frame no. A80913 Engine no. 61/G3 41017 1961 Matchless 348cc G3 Project Frame no. A80913 Engine no. 61/G3 41017 1961 Matchless 348cc G3 Project Frame no. A80913 Engine no. 61/G3 41017 1961 Matchless 348cc G3 Project Frame no. A80913 Engine no. 61/G3 41017 1961 Matchless 348cc G3 Project Frame no. A80913 Engine no. 61/G3 41017 1961 Matchless 348cc G3 Project Frame no. A80913 Engine no. 61/G3 41017
1961 Matchless 348cc G3 Project
Registration no. 762 BXU
Frame no. A80913
Engine no. 61/G3 41017
Honest workaday mounts, the typical British 350s of the 1950s were chosen chiefly for their inherent strength, dependability, and economy rather than outright speed. AMC's offerings in this important market sector were the Matchless G3/G3L and AJS Model 16/16M, models identical in all essential respects, tank badge and magneto position excepted. Testing one of these stalwarts in 1961, Motor Cycling recorded a modest mean top speed of 76mph but found that when toured at a relaxed pace across country, an excellent 86 miles per gallon was achievable. This Matchless G3 was purchased by the vendor in 1975 and was last on the road in 1983, since when it has been dry stored. Substantially original and complete, it is an excellent candidate for restoration and sold strictly was viewed. Accompany documentation consists of an old-style logbook and a V5 Registration Certificate.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is A80917. There is a typographical error on the V5 which states the frame number as A80913. The machine is now offered with an additional bottom end, numbered G3 - 40382. We are advised the crankcases currently installed show signs of engine damage.
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