|Engine no.||G15CS 124020|
After a limited production run of G15 motorcycles designed exclusively for export in 1962 and equipped with AMC's proprietary 750cc engine, this concept revived in the mid-1960s using the Norton Atlas engine within the existing G12CSR frame. During this period, Norton's manufacturing had been relocated to AMC's Plumstead facility, and in a move towards streamlining their product range, the new G15 roadster (along with the AJS Model 33) were fitted with Norton hubs and Roadholder forks. Subsequently, CSR sports roadsters and CS trail-style models were introduced, and these Norton-powered models were the sole AMC twins in production by the end of 1966. Production ceased the following year, and today, these relatively rare AMC/Norton hybrids are gaining value among collectors.
This specific Matchless G15CS was imported to the UK in 2011 and underwent a comprehensive restoration over the subsequent couple of years. Restoration efforts encompassed dynamic balancing of the crankshaft, installation of electronic ignition and a voltage regulator, wheel reconstruction using stainless steel spokes, and the incorporation of numerous other new components. Registered in January 2013, the Matchless has covered few initial miles since its restoration and requires running in. The motorcycle is overall in excellent condition.