Las Vegas Premier Motorcycle Auction

Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino
12 - 14 January 2012
Lot 435

1959 AJS 7R Boy Racer 350cc

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$39,200 USD | Sold

United States | Las Vegas, Nevada

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Identification No.
7R1668
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Addendum: Please note this motorcycle is being sold on BOS only.

The AJS 7R was a 350 cc racing motorcycle built from 1948 to 1963 by Associated Motor Cycles, also known as the ‘Boy Racer’, first won victories for the factory, and then went on to win races for privateers when made generally available from 1954.

AJS 7Rs won the 1961, 62 and 63 Junior Manx TT races and came second in 1966. The 1957 AJS 7R 350 cc, with 75.5 mm bore and 78 mm stroke, gave 38.5 bhp (28.7 kW) at 7600-7800 rpm, and weighed 285 lb (129 kg). The top speed was 180-190 km/h (115-120 mph).[3] AMC withdrew from the world of works, and one-off, road racing at the end of the 1954, with the death of Ike Hatch, and in the face of fierce competition from the other European bikes.

After this AJS made a production version of the standard two valve AJS 7R, for privateers and a 500 cc version, badged as a Matchless G50 was also sold. By the end of production in 1963 the two valve OHC AJS 7R engine made over 40 bhp (30 kW).

This example VIN #7R1668 has been expertly restored back to its original glory. Ready for any private museum or for vintage racing. Selling with reserve and sold on a bill of sale.