1958 Matchless 497cc Model G80S Frame no. A56183 Engine no. 57/G80S 131070
Lot 132
1958 Matchless 497cc Model G80S
Frame no. A56183 Engine no. 57/G80S 131070
Sold for £4,945 (US$ 6,609) inc. premium

Lot Details
1958 Matchless 497cc Model G80S Frame no. A56183 Engine no. 57/G80S 131070 1958 Matchless 497cc Model G80S Frame no. A56183 Engine no. 57/G80S 131070 1958 Matchless 497cc Model G80S Frame no. A56183 Engine no. 57/G80S 131070 1958 Matchless 497cc Model G80S Frame no. A56183 Engine no. 57/G80S 131070 1958 Matchless 497cc Model G80S Frame no. A56183 Engine no. 57/G80S 131070 1958 Matchless 497cc Model G80S Frame no. A56183 Engine no. 57/G80S 131070
1958 Matchless 497cc Model G80S
Frame no. A56183
Engine no. 57/G80S 131070
Associated Motor Cycles announced its post-war range of AJS and Matchless heavyweight singles in June 1945. Housed in a rigid frame with Teledraulic front fork, the ruggedly built overhead-valve engine drove via a four-speed gearbox. Hairpin valve springs were adopted for 1949 and a swinging-arm frame introduced (the latter initially for export only), models so-equipped being suffixed 'S'. Major changes to the engine were the big news for 1958, a switch from dynamo to alternator electrics on the roadsters necessitating the adoption of a cast-alloy primary chaincase. Battery/coil ignition was adopted at the same time so the distinctive magneto drive cover was deleted and the timing gears contained within a smaller case. The next major revisions were seen in the 1964 range, which featured Norton hubs/brakes and Roadholder forks together with short-stroke engines based on the scrambles unit.

Representing the model in its earlier and more handsome form, this G80S was first registered to one Roy Kemp, RNAS Culdrose. Acquired by the late owner in the mid-1970s and restored, it won various concours awards in the immediately succeeding years before being taken off the road in 1978. Kept in dry storage, the machine will require re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before returning to the road. Accompanying documentation consists of the original logbook, an old-style V5 document, and an expired MoT (1979).

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