Bonhams : Rickman Métisse-Matchless 496cc G50 Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 5S Engine no. G50 102 R
Rickman Métisse-Matchless 496cc G50 Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 5S Engine no. G50 102 R

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 481
Rickman Métisse-Matchless 496cc G50 Replica Racing Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered Frame no. 5S Engine no. G50 102 R

Sold for £ 8,050 (US$ 10,253) inc. premium
Rickman Métisse-Matchless 496cc G50 Replica Racing Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. 5S
Engine no. G50 102 R
The disappointing performance of the Matchless G45 twin-cylinder racer prompted Associated Motor Cycles to develop an over-bored version of the firm's successful AJS 7R 350 single as a contender for the 500 class. Using cycle parts virtually identical to the 7R, the prototype Matchless G50 first ran in 1958, production versions becoming available the following year. With a claimed power output of over 50bhp, the G50 should have been a winner, but it was not until after manufacture ceased in 1963 that tuner/entrants in Britain and the USA began to exploit the model's full potential. Frame and suspension developments - most notably by Tom Arter and Colin Seeley - kept the G50 competitive into the 'Japanese era', and the model continues to be a mainstay of classic racing's 500 class today, thanks in no small part to the availability of faithful replicas of the original.

Another popular in-period 'upgrade' was the Rickman frame, a replica of which is fitted to this machine, while the engine too is a replica. The fairing carries scrutineering stickers from events including the Manx Grand Prix and CRMC meetings. Its owner, Dave Dock, is recorded in the IOMTT Database as competing on a 'G50 Rickman' in the MGP Classic Senior race throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s, the last occasion being in 2005. However, it is not known if this is the same machine. Its mechanical condition is not known.

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
Rickman Métisse-Matchless 496cc G50 Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. 5S Engine no. G50 102 R
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For Motorcycles (Lots 201-662) the Buyer's Premium will be 15% on the first £500,000 of the Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on the balance thereafter, VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Buyer's Premium for Memorabilia and Spares (Lots 1-198) will adhere to Bonhams group policy, the Buyer's Premium is 27.5% on the first £2,500 of the hammer price; 25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £2,500 up to and including £300,000; 20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £300,000 up to and including £3,000,000 and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £3,000,000. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT. Some lots may be subject to VAT on the hammer price. These lots will be clearly marked with a dagger (†) printed beside the lot number in the catalog.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Storage Notices

Motorcycle Spares and Memorabilia Clearance
All purchased lots must be cleared from the sale venue by 7pm Sunday 28 April 2019. All un-collected purchased lots shall then be removed to Bonhams storage facility at: Bonhams Oxford Banbury Road Shipton on Cherwell Kidlington Oxford OX5 1JH Lots will be available for collection from 10am Thursday 2 May by appointment only.

To arrange collection please contact the Motorcycle Department +44 (0) 20 8963 2817 or ukmotorcycles@bonhams.com to make an appointment.

All lots will be charged a minimum of £12+VAT uplift and storage at £1+VAT per day per lot.

All lots marked with a ◊ will be charged £30+VAT uplift and storage at £6+VAT per day per lot.

All lots marked with a ◊◊ will be charged £60+VAT uplift and storage at £12+VAT per day per lot.

All lots marked with a ◊◊◊ will require specific shipping and storage arrangements, as they are either extremely large or heavy objects.

Please contact the Motorcycle Department for detailed information in advance of bidding. Failure to contact the department may result in your purchased lot(s) being uplifted to an offsite store at your expense. Shipping Enquiries: For all motorcycle spares & memorabilia shipping enquiries please contact Alban Shipping quoting your client, sale & lot number to discuss your shipping requirements Tel: +44 (0) 1582 493099 email:
enquiries@albanshipping.co.uk

Please note Bonhams do not provide shipping neither do Bonhams pack lots. Should you wish to organize collection of your lots via a third party carrier, they must check and pack lots on your behalf upon collection. Shippers or Agents wishing to collect on behalf of the purchaser must provide written instruction from the client before Bonhams will release the lot(s). All purchases are at the buyers risk from the fall of the hammer.