c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696

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Lot 447
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696

Sold for £ 25,300 (US$ 31,850) inc. premium
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. 1696
Engine no. 1696
Introduced in 1948, Associated Motor Cycles' AJS 7R - known as the 'Boy Racer' - was one of the most successful over-the-counter racing motorcycles of all time. Almost all of Britain's road-race stars of the 1950s and '60s rode a 7R at some stage of their careers and it remains a major force in classic racing today.

Despite the fact that the 7R was not, initially, as powerful as its main rivals - the Velocette KTT and Junior Manx Norton – its robust and simple construction endeared it to the privateer responsible for his own maintenance. While the duplex loop frame and Teledraulic front fork remained essentially unchanged, the engine underwent almost continuous revision. AMC's own gearbox replaced the previous Burman in 1958, and by the end of production in 1963 the 7R was putting out around 41bhp.

This 7R was purchased by the immediately preceding owner approximately 15 years ago from well-known specialist George Beale. Already restored, the machine remained stored inside the owner's house until it was removed for for photographs to be taken for the October 2013 Bonhams Stafford Sale catalogue. The current owner purchased the AJS (Lot 338) at that sale, since when it has been professionally stored. The engine had never been started during the previous ownership and the machine will require basic safety checks and re-commissioning prior to further use.

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.
Contacts
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
c.1959 AJS 350cc 7R Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 1696 Engine no. 1696
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