Matchless 1936 X4 990 cc s.v. V-twin combo frame#2494 engine#36X4/4266
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.
From the mid- twenties on the Collier Brothers produced their own 982 cc big v-twin engine, which was mainly designed as a sidecar puller. This engine was developed further and got the “model X” designation in 1929.
There were yearly modifications and in the thirties some faster versions were brought out as solo mounts .
In 1937 he model X was completely redesigned as a fast touring machine Production ended in 1940.
This impressive combination is an older restoration.