Lot 207 - 1920 Matchless Twin with Sidecar

Lot 207 - 1920 Matchless Twin with Sidecar

Lot 207 - 1920 Matchless Twin with Sidecar

Lot Number 207
Registration XH 1992
Chassis Number H22
Engine Number tbc
Estimate £45,000 - £55,000

Matchless is one of the oldest marques of British motorcycles manufactured in London between 1899 and 1966. A wide range of models were produced under the Matchless name ranging from small two-strokes to 750cc four-stroke twins. Matchless had a long history of racing success; a Matchless ridden by Charlie Collier won the first single-cylinder race in the first Isle of Man TT in 1907.

This Matchless motorbike with sidecar is thought to have been used as a despatch riders' bike during the war. In need of restoration, this bike has been stored in a barn for over 60 years although it appears to be complete, including the warning siren. Very few of these examples survive and this represents an important discovery.

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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