Lot 202 - 1959 Matchless 250cc

Lot 202 - 1959 Matchless 250cc

Lot 202 - 1959 Matchless 250cc

Lot Number 202
Registration 436KPK
Chassis Number 5092
Engine Number 59G24572
Estimate £1,700 - £2,000

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.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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