2010 Shannons Motorclassica Collector Vehicle Auction
Lot
2

1957 Matchless G80CS Motorcycle

$10,500

Sold

Specifications

Engine 500cc Single Cylinder
Gearbox 4-Speed Manual
Colour Black
Trim Black Vinyl

Description

This lot is no longer available

One of the most well established names in the motorcycle industry, Matchless was founded by Henry Collier in 1891 who developed his first engine by 1899 and was manufacturing motorcycles in Plumstead, London for sale by 1902. A wide range of models was produced under the Matchless name, ranging from diminitive two-strokes to 750cc four-stroke twins giving Matchless a long history of racing success. In 1938, Matchless and AJS became part of Associated Motorcycles, both companies producing models under their own marques. During the amalgamations that occurred in the British motorcycle industry in the 1960s, the Matchless four-stroke twin was replaced with the Norton twin, ending a long history of independent production.