Matchless 1937 model X 990 cc s.v. V-twin frame# 37 Y FZ810 engine#37X5173
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.
The frame was shortened, the dynamo was now positioned in the engine plates above the gearbox.
The exhaust port design had been considerably modified and forks, hubs and brakes were all of different design as compared to the earlier model X machines.
Production ended in 1940.
This sporty and impressive twin has been well restored and is a strong runner.