Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124

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Lot 223
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port'
Registration no. not registered Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124

Sold for £ 11,500 (US$ 15,804) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port'
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. 83124
Engine no. 83124
Wolverhampton-based A J Stephens first experimented with an overhead-valve engine in 1918 and by 1920 felt sufficiently confident to try their new 350cc racer in the toughest test of the day: the Isle of Man TT. After victory in the 1920 Junior race, when works rider Cyril Williams was able to push over the finishing line, so great was his lead, AJS's new overhead-valve 350 scored a memorable double the following year, Tom Sheard winning the Junior race and Howard Davies the Senior, the first time such a feat had been achieved on a 350. The production version duly made its debut in November 1922, delighting clubmen everywhere with its 'racer on the road' performance. A right-first-time design destined to achieve countless successes in the hands of privateers, the overhead-valve AJS - initially built only as a '350' and known as the 'Big Port' - became available as a '500' for the first time in 1926. It would change only in detail before being superseded by a much-revised version for 1929.

Correspondence, invoices, and photographs on file confirm that this particular 'Big Port' was restored for its late owner by the Sammy Miller Museum in 1983. In cosmetically good condition, the machine will require re-commissioning before further use and would respond well to detailing. There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.

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  • 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

  • This motorcycle is accompanied with photographs, sundry invoices and correspondence. The frame number is G83124.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
Property of a deceased's estate,1926 AJS 350cc 'Big Port' Frame no. 83124 Engine no. 83124
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