1957 MATCHLESS 498CC G9 PROJECT
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 127
Year : 1957
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : XMA 848
Chassis No. : # A39016 (see text)
Engine No. : # 55/G9 26582
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
To be sold without reserve
 

XMA 848 was acquired by the deceased owner at an indeterminate date. It is incomplete, and needing restoration. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the completeness, or otherwise, of this lot, which is sold strictly as viewed. Documentation comprises a V5C, and a continuation VE60 log book. It should be noted that the frame number has been wrongly recorded. Instead of recording the frame identification number, the frame part number (which is on the front downtube) has been recorded. This part number is +016113. The final digit is faint and would not be visible under paint, so the recorded number was L01611. The + digit was also mistakenly recorded as L. The correct number is clearly visible under the seat mounting boss.