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A Brief History of the Marque: Matchless

The Collier brothers built their first machine in 1899, and by 1907 were winning at the Isle of Man TT races. Following a second place in 1908, they won again in 1909 and 1910. After WWI production resumed using engines from both JAP and MAG .

Fri May 24 2013

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April 2013

Good Day,

My name is JT Davis, I’m an Associate Producer at Sirens Media and we are located five miles from the United States Capitol. We are producing a new series for the Discovery Channel about a mechanic who repairs and restores vintage motorcycles. We feature six (6) bikes over a three-part series, each episode we plan to share interesting details about the motorcycle which requires some fact checking.

I am doing research to determine the value of a motorcycle in a pristine restored condition.

The motorcycle in the first episode is a 1931 Matchless Model X with a Brough Superior Sidecar. I’ve attached before and after photos of the bike and restoration.

Can you put me in contact with someone who can appraise this bike pre/post restoration? I understand it will be difficult to give actual value without knowing the details of how the bike was restored, what products were used and the care taken to bring it back to life. However, a ballpark figure with a visual assessment could assist in providing accurate information to the Discovery Channel viewer.

Should you have any questions I can be reached via email or by phone, 310-987-7498. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

JT Davis | Associate Producer


8505 Fenton Street | Suite 206 | Silver Spring, MD 20910

Tue Feb 05 2013

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matchless G80/135056

could you please give me specifications on this engine with borestroke and year of manufacture it has a magneto and an alternator?

South Africa

Try the page on serial numbers for clues on the model, and the 1956 gallery has a page of specs for that one.

I only have the motor which I intend fitting into an AJS Statesman which is ex the South African Defense Force.

It was kaiki and I have painted it Blue black with the large chrome badges.

As the bike is coil ignition I want to fit the motor with a magneto.Then I am not so dependant on the battery.

The AJS is mainly Norton and could have been badged either or.

As far as I understand it should be about 1963.

If you would like me to I can send you pictures.

Thank you for your interest.

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