Lot 227 - 1937 AJS
|Odometer reading||71,333 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £24,000|
AJS was the name used for cars and motorcycles made by the Wolverhampton based company A. J. Stevens & Co. Ltd, from 1909 to 1931, by then holding 117 motorcycle world records. After the firm was sold, the name continued to be used by Matchless, Associated Motorcycles and Norton-Villiers on four-stroke motorcycles until 1969. Joe Stevens was an engineer who owned the Stevens Screw Company Ltd, near Wolverhampton. Stevens had a reputation for quality engineering before the company built its first motorcycle in 1897, using a Mitchell single-cylinder four-stroke imported from the USA. Before long, Stevens began making engines, starting off with a better-built version of the Mitchell but the family soon developed their own designs, including parallel-twins and V-twins, which were sold as proprietary engines to other manufacturers.
This magnificent AJS is a motorcycle that has everything, power, grace, presence and would grace any collection. The vendor, himself a collector of classic bikes has enjoyed owning this AJS and sadly due to a lack of space, has to let this splendid piece of motoring history find a new home.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.