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Lot 202: Matchless 250cc

Cars & Motorcycles, Historics at Brooklands (26 May 2012)

The first Matchless motorcycle was manufactured in 1899, and production began in 1901. Matchless was the trading name of Collier & Sons, the father Henry Herbert Collier and his sons Charlie and Harry. The Matchless tank badge was a winged 'M'. Like many motorcycle manufacturers of the time, they had started as bicycle manufacturers. They produced a JAP V-twin powered bike in 1905, with one of the earliest swing-arm rear suspensions, coupled with leading-link front forks. This Matchless 250cc was first registered overseas in 1959 although returned to the UK some years later. A splendid looking bike, this single cylinder Matchless appears to be complete but will require some work prior to re-commissioning. Having been dry stored for a number of years, the vendor has decided it is time for a new custodian to invest a little time and effort and have the joy of owning this handsome model.

Lot Details
Auction Cars & Motorcycles
Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number202
Estimate£1700-£2000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1959
Condition rating
Registration number436KPK
Mileage-
Chassis number5092
Engine number59G24572
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors