1965 Matchless G15 CSR Factory Cafe Racer For Sale

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AU $15.000.00
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Four-speed manual
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Description 1965 Matchless G15 CSR Factory Cafe Racer

1965 Matchless G15 CSR factory Cafe Racer

Only a Handful of these were produced in 1965 and they were made mainly for the USA market with very few of the CSR version remaining in the UK
These bikes are often refereed to as a Hybrib assembled from Matchless and Norton components from the Matchless factory, I have been told they were around 500 of these produced but I have no way of knowing how acurate that is
I do know they very rarely pop up.
Matchless Frame, Tank, Seat, Norton Atlas 750 Engine, Norton forks and wheels.

The CSR variant was one of if not the first production cafe racer featuring standard items such as
Swept back exhaust pipes
Rear set foot pegs
reversed selector quadrant in gearbox housing and different gearbox change stamping on cover
Different rear brake foot pedal to suit the rear set foot pegs
Drop handlebars

This is an Excellent original CSR that has been maintained over the years 
I originally started to look for one of these bikes in the USA and the UK but could not find what 
I was looking for, I eventually found the bike you see here in Australia it had been imported to Australia from the UK in the late 70's or the early 80's
and was still with thel owner that had imported the bike to Australia, When I purchased the bike it had been in dry storage for many years.

Once purchased I set about doing the usual tasks to recomission the bike changing all fluids, checking timing and points, new chain etc, The only 
things I have had to do to the bike during the time I have had it was to put 2 new correct style mufflers on the bike from Armours in the UK, I also had to
fit a new speedo cable, and I had the original speedo rebuilt retaining the original face and needle as it was just starting to play up. I rode the bike regularly
for a few years on club runs and it always preformed well. In 2012 I put the bike into storage and have only just got it out as I have decided it is time to let it
go to a new owner, 

I Have a certificate of Authenticity from the AJS and Matchless club LTD, stating that thee bike has matching frame and Engine numbers and was completed and tested
by the factory during April 1965
The bike was originally supplied to the dealer of Watson and Cairns LTD of Leeds England making this one of the few 1965 CSR's that was sold new in the UK

I am willing to sell the bike locally or Internationally and will help out with the logistics of the shipping as much as I can but the cost will be up the the buyer.

I am listing the bike at no reserve over the starting price, I have the bike advertised elsewhere and reserve the right to end the auction at any time. 

I can be contacted on 0407 453 486 

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