1959 AJS MODEL 31,1959 AJS 646CC MODEL 31
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 141
Year : 1959
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : 163 KRB
Chassis No. : # A68085
Engine No. : # 59/31 09405
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


163 KRB was acquired by the vendor in 1995, at which time it was needing work. He commenced the restoration, fitting alloy rims, hydraulic clutch and front brake conversions by Malcolm Saggers, stainless steel exhaust system, 12 volt electrics, and a electronic ignition system, completing the task in 1997. Thereafter, he used the machine on a regular basis, even taking it on a club tour of New Zealand. In 2009 the machine was becoming heavy for the owner to use, so he fitted a sidecar (since removed) which allowed him a further two years of limited use. Unused since 2011, the AJS will now need re-commissioning. Documentation comprises a current V5C, old V5, and an owners club dating certificate.