1935 Matchless F4 Sports 250 cc OHV Sloper
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.