1955 MATCHLESS G3/L 350cc  Registration Number: 496 XVS Fra...



£3,500 - £4,000


1955 MATCHLESS G3/L 350cc 

Registration Number: 496 XVS
Frame Number: 55414

- 348cc, 16bhp motor with a top speed of 78mph.

The Matchless G3/L was developed for the British Army during World War II, becoming highly popular during wartime. Such was its ease of use and reliability, the G3 remained in use by the Ministry of Defence for another 15 years after the end of the war, until replaced in 1960 by the BSA W-B40. The Matchless G3/L was a popular choice for UK trials riders, enabling legends such as Artie Ratcliffe and Ted Usher to win numerous national events for Matchless in period.

This very original classic Matchless complete with history file, is ready to join its next classic bike collection.

Auction Date: 23rd Sep 2023 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
23rd Sep 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 39)