1951 Matchless G80

In England, Standard by Ted CloughLeave a Comment

The Matchless G80 was a single-cylinder, 500CC bike from by the British company AMC – Associated Motor Cycles. The G80 was built in several variants between 1946 and 1966. Designed for the postwar market, it was a pushrod 4-stroke, with hydraulic forks and twin-shock rear swingarm suspension. Power was approximately 28 hp @ 5600rpm.

This G80 is an “older restoration”, not totally correct, but meant to be a rider, not a showpiece in someone’s collection. The seller is honest about the condition, and admits to typical British oil leaks.

You can find this Matchless G80 for sale here on Craigslist for $7,600. It is located near Lake Hartwell, which is on the Georgia/South Carolina border.