Matchless 500 G80CS compy 1952 framed picture Alan Puckett free p&p UK For Sale


Matchless 500 G80CS compy 1952 framed picture Alan Puckett free p&p UK
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Matchless 500 G80CS compy 1952 framed picture Alan Puckett free p&p UK:
$12.57

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1952 G80CS "Compy" Matchless

by Alan Puckett

This carefully restored 1952 "Compy"Matchless is straight from the salad days, when they fought it out with dirt-going BSA Gold Stars, Ariel 500s and Enfields in trials, scrambles and observed trials.

The Matchless was keenly sought after by enthusiasts but because of their scarcity, distributors usually allocated them straight to the best riders and required them toappear in every available type of event. At that stage, most dirt men rode converted road machines and so the lightweight "Compy" with its all-alloy motor, spring frameand tractable, reliable power was usually out in front.

The G80CS can be distinguished from its predecessors by the forward-sloping timing case (in the AJS style), with the magneto in front of the motor. And for the avid: a nickel shortage in 1952 caused all AMC models to appear with silver-frosted wheels.

The G80CS was in many respects the same as the road-going G80 Matchless and the Model 18 AJS forks, frame, suspension, oil tank etc, were common, with the differences being an aluminium-alloy cylinder barrel, upswept exhaust pipe, alloy mudguards and two-and-a-half gallon tank. The latter is basically the road bike tank with a few inches sliced off the bottom, necessitating strange-looking "pillar" mounts to meet up with the frame bracket, as its position wasnÂ’t altered for the "Compies".

Superpicture framed in an A4 (29.7 x 21 cm, 12 x 8.3 inch) size frame.

The picture offered does NOT have the "SAMPLE" watermark!!


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