The Matchless G9, almost identical to the AJS Model 20, was built produced for 10 years starting in 1948, and represent Associated Motorcycles’ attempt to produce the heavyweight parallel twins that seemed to be coming out of every British motorcycle company during the time. But the English firm also released a rare export version called the Matchless G9B, which had a 50cc bump in displacement in an attempt to satisfy the desire of Americans for bigger engines.
It seems that all G9’s imported in ’54 and ’55 were the “B” model. That extra 50cc was created by boring the cylinder out an extra 3mm – this resulted in an additional 3 horsepower, bringing the total to 32 ponies.
This specific Matchless G9B (VIN: 54G9B19975) has just over 13,000 miles, just 500 of which were put on after a restoration. It’s claimed to be a 1 kick start that is fully operational. It’s road ready and the tank has been Caswell sealed.
Find this Matchless G9B for sale in Milford, New Jersey with bidding up to $5,000 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $8,495