1927 AJS 350 *Big Port
Sale price: £9369 ≈ $11242 ≈ €11053 ≈ ₿0.538 btc
Item location: Stratford-upon-avon, UK
Seller notes: A very complete 1927 AJS 350 in very good usable condition, having completed the last three Banbury runs, earning a Silver Award last time in 2019
|Model:||AJS 350 *Big Port|
1927 AJS H7 *Big Port.
Please note I am not an expert on these vintage machines, and this description is based on the information I was given by the late owner before he entrusted it to me to use for club runs and Banbury runs.
*I am displaying the engine and frame numbers so those more knowledgeable than me can do their own research to satisfy themselves of it's provenance.
ENGINE NUMBER: H85146
FRAME NUMBER H74696
This information in this advert is based on the late owner's description and I cannot either confirm or refute it, though I have no reason to doubt it's authenticity, as the late owner was a prominent VMCC member for many years. I simply do not know enough about them and, sadly, I can't ask him!
This machine belonged to, and was in regular use by the late owner, in whose wife's name it is still registered until failing health prevented it's use around 5 years ago, when it was lent to me to do the first of three Banbury Runs that I completed in 2017, 2018 and 2019, finishing without drama each time and obtaining a Silver Award in 2019.
The machine has remained on loan to me from the wife of the late owner ever since and I have continued to use it occasionally on section runs, but it is getting less and less use now and we have agreed that it should now be sold as it really should be ridden more and I do not have the time to do so. I have agreed to sell it for the owner and will try, to answer any questions I can.
The machine is, I believe, complete and original in every way, still has the acetylene lighting set, which I wouldn't dare attempt to use, and starts and runs as I believe it should. I am not a vintage machine expert, but it seems very sprightly to me and there is hopefully a video attached showing it running two weeks ago when the photographs were taken.
It was bought in around 2005 as it is now, and covered many miles with the owner, including, on several occasions, The VMCC South Lakes Runs, The Pennine Way Run, The Scarborough Weekends, as well as weekly section runs. I have had to do little but maintain it since I have had it and, apart from an occasionally recalcitrant gearchange, which no doubt is due to my ineptitude, it has been very reliable, only stopping once, mid Banbury Run, when the points closed up, soon remedied.
The owner is not desperate to sell, so no silly offers, please, I think most will know the value of these machines, especially one as complete and original as this.