After years of success with the G80, Matchless offered a “Competition Suspension” variant called the G80CS to answer demands for more power, aimed towards US riders who were looking for a desert racer. But for three years (’59-’61), Matchless released an even better version – the Matchless G80TCS Typhoon. Just 125 were built, and most were exported to the US. This example was in the middle of a Bud Ekins restoration, so it will unfortunately need a little bit of work before it’s ready to go.
The Typhoon was offered as a competition model without lights, and also a street version as shown here. Compared to the G80CS, the Typhoon had a larger bore and stroke, which bumped up displacement on the single cylinder to 600cc.
This specific Matchless G80TCS Typhoon was being restored by Bud Ekins – unfortunately the owner passed away while the bike was being restored, and then Bud himself passed on. Because of this, the seller is having a little bit of difficulty with paperwork, but this rarity should be worth the administrative hassles.
Find this Matchless G80TCS Typhoon for sale in Auburn, California with bidding up to $6,600 and the reserve not yet met