1953 MATCHLESS 347CC G3
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 125
Year : 1953
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : OKF 55
Chassis No. : # A2633
Engine No. : # 53/G3LS 22599
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The overhead valve G3 Matchless was first produced in 1935 as the G3 Clubman model. It became thoroughly ingrained in the British consciousness by virtue of its adoption for military use in the Second World War as a dispatch rider's bike. It was part of the Matchless (then AMC) range in an unbroken line stretching through to 1966, and spawned a number of road and competition variants. OKF 55 was acquired by the deceased owner in 2005. It has not been used during the present ownership, being barn stored for many years. It will, therefore, require re-commissioning or restoration. Documentation comprises a current V5C, together with an old MoT certificate, expired April 1986.