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1959 Matchless 650cc For Sale

Sadly my G12 has had to become an abandoned project so included in the sale will be the parts to complete the assembly.
The previous owner originally built the bike in the style of a 60's street scramble, hence the aluminium tank and mud guards (with correct AMC supports) referred to on the parts list. Prior to the last ride he forgot to turn on the oil supply valve causing the engine to suffer a failed con rod that wrecked the crankshaft and engine cases, which is how I purchased it. Eventually I managed to source a complete 59/G12 engine that had been built with the later Nodular crank, flat top pistons and cylinder heads which, as a precaution, I dismantled for inspection. A few weeks before purchasing that replacement engine I'd already located an assembled earlier crankshaft complete with its connecting rods and center bearing plate, its appears to be in good order that I'd initially planned on building that into a pair of good crankcases (once I'd found some), given that crankshaft assembly is no longer required, it will come with the other parts on the parts list. If you study the pictures you will see the "rolling chassis" is in a very good condition, the wheels where rebuilt about 3 years ago, fitted with new tyres, plus chains and sprockets along with the rear shocks so virtually all the work has been done. My plan had been to end up with a standard 1959 G12 with a 1959 engine complete with factory upgrades and improvements. i.e that Nodular crank, flat top pistons and the revised cylinder heads which would of been factory fitted to the later engines.
Once the engine has been assembled with the new big end shells, piston rings, gaskets and either the original distributor or the magneto I've had rebuilt, all of which are present, once installed in the frame, (probably 2 days work max), having known and ridden this G12 a few times before its engine problem the next owner will end up with a really nice presentable and usable bike as the gear box and clutch are good, so no known faults waiting to surface. Repainting then re-fitting the standard headlamp cowl plus lens, the rear light and number plate assembly will finish it off and the bike plus associated parts can be viewed taking the necessary distancing precautions needed during this unpleasant pandemic.
The parts listed, most of which are not needed for re-assembly will come with the bike, so if your familiar with AMC machines you'll know the parts alone are probably worth in excess of £1000, the aluminium fuel tank alone was over £300 with the Magneto overhaul costing £350. I'm reluctant to sell the parts off separately, so please no inquiries for parts as I intend to give the next owner the option on what they would prefer to keep or use on some hard to source parts.
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Year Make Description Price
1953 Matchless 1953 Matchless G45 For Sale £55,000
1962 Matchless 1962 MATCHLESS G50 For Sale £50,000
1937 Matchless 1937 Matchless Model X 1937 For Sale £39,900
1921 Matchless 1921 MATCHLESS MODEL H COMBINATION MAG ENGINE 1000 For Sale £38,000
1971 Matchless 1971 Seeley G50 MK2 Exceptional Condition , See Description For Sale £23,950
1926 Matchless 1926 MATCHLESS R250 concours status For Sale £13,500
1968 Matchless 1968 Matchless G15 CS For Sale £9,995
1967 Matchless 1967 Matchless G15 CS For Sale £8,500
1955 Matchless 1955 Matchless G3LC 1955 For Sale £7,995
1956 Matchless 1956 Matchless G80 By Firma Trading Australia For Sale £7,500
1959 Matchless 1959 Matchless 650 CSR For Sale £6,995
1961 Matchless 1961 MATCHLESS 650 CSR For Sale £6,500
1952 Matchless 1952 Matchless 350 Typ 3GL, 16 hp, 348 cc For Sale £5,700
1964 Matchless 1964 Matchless G80TCS 'Typhoon' For Sale £5,650
1955 Matchless 1955 Matchless G80 1955 500cc 1 cyl ohv For Sale £4,900
1956 Matchless 1956 Matchless bobber For Sale £4,100
1960 Matchless 1960 Matchless AFS green goddess ORIGINAL G3/L 350cc 1960 For Sale £4,100
1956 Matchless 1956 Matchless For Sale £3,995
1958 Matchless 1958 unfinished project For Sale £3,250
1962 Matchless 1962 Matchless G3 For Sale £2,700
1959 Matchless 1959 Matchless g9 For Sale £2,000
1933 Matchless 1933 Matchless Silver arrow with Dänisch papers For Sale As stated
1947 Matchless 1947 MATCHLESS - 500 - 1947 For Sale POA
1940 Matchless 1940 Matchless WD G3 Wanted Offers invited