Here is a very rare item. I don't remember ever having one of these headlamps or shells at DomiRacer, although we probably did when we bought the Flint Indian Matchless inventory. That was when I left the company and was gone for 16 years. This is a used Lucas MCH61 headlamp headlight shell or bucket (as they say in Jersey) and it is in excellent shape. And what a shape it has! It takes the same 7" lens & reflector unit, bulb holder and rim as most British bikes do, but the shell is longer and bullet shaped to accommodate a 3" Smiths speedometer as well as an ammeter and 2 switches. This Lucas headlamp came on 1957-62 Norton Model 50, ES2 & 19, 1957-58 Model 30 & 40 International, 1957-62 88 & 99 Dominator, the first Norton Atlas 750 in 1962, 1962 88SS, 99SS, and 650, 1958-60 Nomad, 1961-2 Manxman & SS Dominator. Not for as many years as Norton, but this truly was an AMC design feature for road model AJS 16 & 16S 1960-62, Model 18 & 18S 1960-62, Model 20 & 31 1960-62, 20 De Luxe & 31 De Luxe 1960-61, 31CS & 31CSR 1962, and for Matchless road models G3 & G3S 1960-62, G80 & G80S 1960-62, G9 & G12 1960-62, G9 De Luxe & G12 De Luxe 1960-61, & G12CS & G12CSR 1962. Add Phelon & Moore to this select group of British motor bike manufacturers that came with the MCH61 Lucas headlamp on the spring frame Panther Model 120 from 1958 on.
My name is Tony Schanz, I used to run DomiRacer Distributors in Cincinnati, Ohio, buying and selling English, Italian, & German motorcycle parts, tools, accessories, & memorabilia. DomiRacer closed down on 6/11/2013, but I still deal in European motorcycle parts & memorabilia. Keep your eyes open for other rarities in my future