AJS 1938 38/26 350cc 1 cyl ohv



AJS 1938  model  38/26  347 cc OHV  two port single  frame #38/894   engine # 38/87633F

In 1931, in the middle of the economic depression, The Matchless Company had taken over AJS Motorcycles and moved production from Wolverhampton to London.
AJS machines kept their identity for some years, but from halfway the thirties rationalization was the keyword and Matchless and AJS models became almost identical, even to the engine numbering system, in which first the year and then the model code  are shown. 
The model 26 AJS is almost identical to a contemporary  Matchless G 3. 
A notable difference is the position of the AJS magneto, which is in front of the cylinder.
This “Clubman” model  with double high level exhausts comes in racing trim; most original parts come with the bike. 
This racy post vintage Ajay is an older restoration in good shape.