Matchless 1936 model 36/G2M 250 cc 1 cyl ohv



Matchless    1936  model  G 2M        246 cc  OHV  single    frame#  1171 engine# 36 G2 2375

The first Matchless motorcycle was made by the Collier brothers in 1899. 
In 1907 the Isle of man TT races in the single cylinder class were won: after a second place in 1908 victories were gained again  in 1909 and 1910, proving that the machines were matchless indeed. 
After WW I the company designed a model especially suitable as a sidecar machine, the model “H”. Both  JAP and MAG engines were used as power sources, and  modern features included electric lighting and coil spring rear wheel suspension. In the course of the twenties the range was widened and by 1936   11 models were supplied ( 3  with side valves and 8 with  overhead valves), ranging from 246 to 990 cc. The 250 cc class had grown considerably in the first half of the thirties:  of the 1932 models displayed at Olympia  14.2 % had been 250 cc machines, for the 1936 models this figure had grown to 29.2 %. 
This made the 250 cc class the most popular class;  500 cc machines came second with 26.8%. 
The Model G 2 M was the De Luxe  Clubman edition with separate magneto, Lucas dynamo and tank top instrument panel. 
This light and agile Matchless has been restored meticulously and  is a real eye catcher!