Bonhams : c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C

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Lot 583
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project
Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C

Sold for £ 2,875 (US$ 3,634) inc. premium
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project
Frame no. 30359 (see text)
Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
The overhead valve G3 and G80 Matchless were first produced in 1935 as the G3 and G80 Clubman models, with trials versions, the G3C and G80C Super Clubman, also available. With the outbreak of World War II, the British government contracted AMC to produce the G3L for the war effort, and over the next few years tens of thousands were made. They were little changed during the course of the war, save for the introduction of the 'Teledraulic' forks in 1941. It became thoroughly ingrained in the British consciousness by virtue of its adoption for military use in the war as a dispatch rider's bike. The G3 and G80 were part of the AMC range in an unbroken line stretching through to 1966, and were the basis of numerous road and competition variants along the way. Strong competitors in trials and scrambles disciplines, they were used by top riders in both, and riders such as Gordon Jackson, Hugh Viney, Bill Nilsson, and Dave Curtis campaigned the AMC products.

This machine was purchased by the deceased owner in 1991 (invoice on file) from Cooper Brothers of Shipston-on-Stour. It needed restoration when purchased, but it is not known how much work has been done since, if any. Suffice it to say, it remains unfinished, and therefore provides a new owner with what appears to be a relatively straightforward project. It should be noted that the frame of this machine is believed to be that of a c.1948 road machine. Documentation comprises the aforementioned purchase invoice, a driver's handbook, and sundry papers.

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c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
c.1948/1952 Matchless 499cc G80 'Competition' Project Frame no. 30359 (see text) Engine no. 52/G80 1128C
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