AJS ( Albert John Stevens ) Motorcycles were first produced in 1909 but by the early 1930’s the company was taken over by Matchless, the two firms producing almost identical models branded differently, they in turn became one company – Associated Motor Cycles.
The Matchless G3L was available as a 350 and 500cc, the AJS version available as 500 became the Model 18. Powered by a robust single cylinder overhead-valve engine that developed 23bhp at 5,400rpm, they became a popular off road machine, particularly with Trials riders.
This example from 1953 was said to have been previously restored and remains in good general condition and in fine running order having recently had the Magneto rebuilt and a new coil, condenser and points. It is supplied with the current V5C and a copy of an AJS owners manual.