Matchless X 1000
Matchless Model 7
The Matchless Model 7 was a British 'touring' motorcycle designed and made by Harry and Charlie Collier. Based on the proven 85mm x 85mm JAP V-twin engine, the Model 7 had two speed transmission with a hub gear and an epicyclic gear for the low ratio, with a friction band clutch operated by a hand lever at the side of the fuel tank. Problems with unreliable belt drive were addressed by having two belts side by side, so when th efirst broke the second would still work. The 770cc engine was started like a moped with pedals and a small lever on the end of the silencer coul dbe used to eject smoke and sparks. The paintwork was all done by hand in page grey with a forest green panelled tank lined in gold pinstriping.
matchless v-twin - 1912
engine - 770cc, v-twin side-valve four-stroke bore and stroke - 85 x 85 mm launched - 1912 compression ratio - 4:1 gearbox - direct belt drive with three speed hub gear top speed - approx 60 mph
1913 matchless 2-speed, 998cc
the huge lever on the nearside of the tank controls the two-speed hub gear in the rear wheel. inside the hub is an internal expanding brake with bronze brake shoes. the sidecar wheel is a castor-action wheel, but for the less experienced sidecar rider the good news is that it can be secured in a fixed position. this matchless is an outstanding example of veteran motorcycle technology; the machine is a concourse restoration.
1918 matchless war model, 1000cc
the crankcase of this wd model is stamped war product. not many matchless machines were produced during the last years of the first world war, but as the advert shows the machines were actually advertised as war model. the design was based on the 1914 model 8 b and differed from the postwar model h by not having rear suspension.
1919 Matchless H1
1920 matchless h combination, 1000cc
1921 matchless h, 1000cc
the machine is equipped with automatic exhaust valve lifter, coupled to the kick start mechanism and primary transmission by coventry silent chain. the 3 speed cylindrical gearbox is of matchless’ own design. the 1000cc mag engine is of swiss manufacture and has bore and stroke dimensions of 82x94 mm. this matchless has been excellently restored.
1923 Matchless K4 Car
I know it's not a car but an historic vehicle nonetheless!
1924 Matchless SV
Matchless Silver Arrow
1925 matchless l5 500cc sv
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1927 Matchless T
1927 matchless t3, 500cc
1928 Matchless T3
Matchless Silver Hawk
Matchless Silver Hawk was a Bert Collier designed motorcycle produced by Matchless in 1931 and introduced at the Motorcycle Show at Olympia, London as one of two up-market four-cylinder machines from two manufacturers the Silver Hawk whose production would last less than four years.
1933 Matchless Silver Hawk
1933 Matchless Silverhawk V4
Matchless Silver Hawk
1934 Matchless D80
1934 matchless silver hawk
engine - 592cc, narrow-angle v-four overhead-cam four-stroke bore and stroke - 50.8 x 73 mm launched - 1931-1935 gearbox - four-speed sturmey-archer top speed - 76 mph more information
Matchless 34 F7
1936 matchless x4 combination, 990cc
this engine was developed further and got the model x designation in 1929. there were yearly modifications and in the thirties some faster versions were brought out as solo mounts .in 1937 he model x was completely redesigned as a fast touring machine production ended in 1940.
matchless model x 990cc - 1936
1937 Matchless Model X
1938 matchless model x
1938 Matchless X 1000
Matchless Silver Streak
The Matchless Silver Streak was launched in 1938 and described in the sales brochure as the 'aristocrats of the motor-cycle world'. Produced with a choice of 250cc, 350cc and 500cc engines, the Silver Streaks were super sport machines with a special polished finish and hand tuned engines. As many parts as possible were specially chrome plated, including the mudguards, headlamp, fork links, front and rear chain cases, oil and petrol tanks and even the tool-box.
1939 matchless twin-port
matchless produced a new range of singles for the 1935 season, which included 250, 350 and 500cc variants in single and twin port configurations with sporting derivatives to follow, and of course it was the g3 that went on to become a faithful companion to a lot of military personnel during the second war. image provided by www.classic-auctions.com.
1941 matchless g33
Peter Pykett Matchless Pre-65 Trials
1961 matchless csr
1966 matchless csr