AJS ca. 1925 349 cc OHV E 6 “ Big Port
After victory in the 1920 Junior TT, AJS’s new overhead-valve 350 racer scored a memorable double the following year, Tom Sheard winning the Junior race and Howard Davies the Senior, the first time such a feat had been achieved on a 350.
The production version made its debut in November 1922, delighting clubmen everywhere with its ‘racer on the road’ performance.
A right-first-time design destined to achieve countless successes in the hands of privateers, the overhead-valve 350 AJS – latterly known as the ‘Big Port’ – changed only in detail before being superseded by a much-revised M6 model for 1929.
Engine dimensions were 74×81, detachable cylinder head, three speed AJS countershaft gearbox, speed about 70 miles per hour, weight approximately 90 kilograms.
This overhead-valve AJS was restored late 1980s, from then onwards being been kept garaged and run once or twice a year until around 18 months ago.
The mechanical condition of this sporty ohv is excellent, the engine goes like a bomb.
Leatherwork and finish have been neglected lately and would benefit from some tender love and care.