Matchless G80 special

Matchless G80
This lovely Matchless G80CS from the early 1950s belongs to Sylvain Coste in France. It doesn’t actually exist any more—the engine has been transplanted into a Seeley Mk III frame, and the rest of the motorcycle has been dismantled. The engine is a 680 cc special built by the French ‘Mr Matchless’, Jean-Paul Altayrac. In the picture, it’s shrouded by an Avon fairing, a Matchless Scrambler alloy tank, and an AJS 7R saddle.

Thanks to Vincent Prat and the Coyote Racing Team.