Introduced in 1929 the Model X was in production until 1940. The biggest revision was in 1937 with the introduction of a shorter fame / wheelbase which improved the roadholding and steering. Using the same 990cc V twin engine that was supplied to Brough Superior from 1935 for the SS80, the Model X was also easily capable of speeds up to and exceeding 80 mph, the SS80 being called so as it could reach this speed, which was quite something at that time. With as much flair and performance as the Brough the Model X has also become a legendary ride for motorcycling aficionados and enthusiasts, being more than an equal to it’s Brough cousin.
This fine example comes with an original buff logbook dated back to 1961 that shows it was once part of a combination. Retaining its original registration number this bike is said to have been previously restored, the last owner replacing the piston rings last year. It starts easily and runs very well with lots of power. A generally good, reliable and usable example of a sporting pre War British V twin, examples can currently be had a fraction of the value of an SS80 while providing an equally exhilarating ride. It is also suppled with the current UK V5C registration document. SOLD.
1937 Matchless Model X
Chassis Number: 619
Engine Number: 37/X 5004
Registration: DXD 476