Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050

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Lot 222
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow
Registration no. GN 7099 Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050

Sold for £ 16,100 (US$ 22,125) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow
Registration no. GN 7099
Frame no. 1060
Engine no. A1050
By the early 1930s, Matchless had no fewer than three different vee-engined machines in the range: models 'X', 'A', and 'B', the latter pair being better known as the Silver Arrow and Silver Hawk respectively. Introduced for the 1930 season, the 394cc Silver Arrow looked like a single cylinder machine but was in fact a narrow-angle (26-degree), sidevalve v-twin, the closely spaced cylinders being contained within one casting topped by a single cylinder head. Its engine aside, the Silver Arrow was conventional enough, though linked brakes and a sprung frame were features found on few rivals. Like many advanced designs before and since, it failed to fire the imagination of the enthusiast with sporting pretensions; sales were disappointing, fewer than 2,000 being sold in the four years of production. Today the Silver Arrow is both rare and sought after.

This particular Silver Arow has been off the road for some time having covered circa 4,000 miles since restoration; re-commissioning will be required before further use. The headlamp glass is missing and the brightwork is pitted and corroded in places, but the machine should respond well to detailing. The engine turns over with compression. Accompanying documentation consists of an old-style V5 registration document. Sold strictly as viewed.

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Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1930 Matchless 394cc Silver Arrow Frame no. 1060 Engine no. A1050
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