1935 Matchless F4

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1935 Matchless F4 Sports 250 cc OHV Sloper

Frame number 35F4/2036. Unusual as a standard F4 Sports but know it gets interesting. Fitted with "Dowety" "Oleomatic" front forks and "Dowety" converted rear suspension from rigid to swing arm type with "Dowety" "Candlestick" rear shock absorbers. The history as it reads "Dowety Prototype Motorcycle". The "Dowety" group experimented with three motorcycles. This Matchless a Scott and a Velocette to develop what was to be marketed as the "Common" "Dowety" front forks which these are NOT. Apparently upon testing this system a component failed and the project was stopped due to injury of the test rider on board the Matchless. The Scott and Velocette were scrapped but for reasons unknown the Matchless managed to escape. Other than the "Dowety" Group this Matchless F4 Sports has had just two owners, the later taking on its restoration in June 1992. Today the F4 presents beautifully and is indeed a rare one off and a great talking point. Superb for any vintage bike collection. It is supplied with: V5C, copies of its original log book, workshop manual and the history/correspondence, I have drawn from to using this advertisement. Delivery and shipping arranged.
 

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NOTE
Although we take great care to describe our vehicles accurately and present them correctly with valid MOT.
No warranty is given or implied with his vehicle . An Independent Engineers Report can be supplied with this
vehicle prior to the full balance price being paid. If the Independent Engineers Report shows the vehicle to
have serious mechanical and structural defects at the time of sale any deposit taken will be refunded in full.
 

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