1967 Matchless 745cc G15CS For Sale by Auction
Following the handful of G15s built for export only in 1962 and fitted with AMCs own 750cc engine, the concept was revived in the middle of the decade using the Norton Atlas engine in the existing G12CSR frame. By this time Norton production had been shifted to AMCs Plumstead factory, and in a further move towards product rationalisation the new G15 roadster (and similar AJS Model 33) was fitted with Norton hubs and Roadholder forks. CSR sports roadsters and enduro-styled CS models followed soon after, and these Norton-powered models were the only AMC twins left in production by the end of 1966. Manufacture ceased the following year and today these relatively rare AMC/Norton hybrids are becoming increasingly collectible. This Matchless G15CS was supplied new to Joe Berliners Matchless Corporation in the USA in April 1967 and re-imported into the UK from Illinois in 1999. Offered in need of re-commissioning, or possibly more extensive renovation, the Matchless is sold strictly as viewed (the engine turns, and the machine would respond well to detailing). Accompanying paperwork includes old US title documents; an AJS & Matchless Club dating certificate; two MoTs (most recent expired 2011); and old/current V5/V5C registration documents. The vendor is the second owner in the UK.
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Winter Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.
Friday 11 December
Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 112) 9am
The National Motorcycle Museum Reserve Collection (Lots 201 – 252) 11am
Saturday 12 December
Motorcycles (Day 2) (Lots 501 – 708) 10am
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.
Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles by clicking 'Message the seller' with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.
Wednesday 9 December 9am to 5pm
Thursday 10 December 9am to 5pm
Friday 11 December 9am to 5pm (Lots 501 – 708 only)
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register using the 'Message the seller' button.
COLLECTION OF PURCHASED LOTS
Motorcycle lots must be cleared from the sale venue by 2pm Sunday 13 December 2020. Limited collection is available until 2pm Monday 14 December, by appointment only. If collecting Monday, please access Bicester Heritage via the 'Main Gate', Buckingham Road, OX26 5HA. Please email us using the 'Message the seller' button with your collection or transport instructions as soon as possible following your successful bid. Failure to instruct Bonhams by the given time will result in your vehicle being uplifted to store at your expense, as detailed in the Conditions of Sale. Buyers should satisfy themselves that they have collected all relevant log books, documents and keys relating to their Lot(s) at time of collection.
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