Matchless G3 in Movies
It could reach a top speed of 129 km/h / 80 mph
The engine was a Air cooled cooled Single cylinder, four stroke, OHV. A 74 x 81 mm stroke result in a displacement of just 348 cc / 21.2 cub in.. The engine features a 8.5:1 compression ratio.
It came with a 3.25 x 19 in. front tire and a 3.50 x 19 in. rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 178 mm / 7 in. drum, finger adjustment in the front and a 178 mm / 7 in. drum, finger adjustment in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic fork with hydraulic damping while the rear was equiped with a Pivoted rear fork controlled by Girling 3-position spring-and-hydraulic units The G3 is fitted with a 19.3 L / 5.1 US gal fuel tank. The wheelbase is 1436 mm / 56.5 in. long.
Brideshead Revisited EP: 1
In the thumbnail we can see the motor to give us a clue. It is a Matchless G3 350cc. Hard to date - maybe 1940?
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1962 Matchless G3
Brief glimpse of plate as SDY 36x. The only plate still showing on record in that series is SDY 364 as a 1962 BSA 350cc ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 01 January 2018 ✓ MOT - Expires: 15 December 2017 Vehicle make: BSA Date of first registration: April 1962 Year of manufacture: 1962 Cylinder capacity (cc): 350 cc Fuel type: PETROL Export marker: No Vehicle status: Tax not due Vehicle colour: NOT STATED Wheelplan: 2 WHEEL Not saying this is a BSA (particularly with that big M badge) but the info gives a likely date.
The Benny Hill Show EP: 19.3
Une Matchless (facile à reconnaitre avec son "M" sur le réservoir)
Pas très spécialiste en anglaise, je dirais à tout hasard modèle G3 LS ???
Matchless G3. These had optional rear suspension from 1949 but the rigid rear was available until about 1955. The magneto was front mounted from 1955 so this one is no later than 1954 but is probably a bit earlier than that.
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1958 Matchless G3
Pick'n'mix but not the blue bike with H52 plate. the very next red one with fairing seems to be another Matchless.
Late Matchless G3 - probably 1958 or later. It has the chrome tank panels, Norton gearbox and coil ignition.
could be AJS or Matchless lightweight, wich appear in 1958 It is more like this one http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/matchless-g3s-mercury.jpg which is a G3 rather than the lightweight G2 (or AJS 14) which had unit construction. http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/1958-MATCHLESS-G2.jpg
In 1958 they still had the pushrod tubes exposed http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/1958_ajs_350.jpg
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1954 Matchless G3
Matchless Edit: It's the same one seen here: /vehicle_160460-Matchless-G3-1954.html