Matchless Motorcar history
Plumstead London (1904)
Matchless was a London motorcycle and automobile manufacturer with numerous racing successes, from the period before the First World War.
The company Matchless of Herbert Road, founded by Henry Herbert Collier 1878 in Plumstead, which manufactured bicycles. Under the company name of Collier & Sons motorcycles were developed and distributed in 1901
From 1904 Built motor tricycles.
1906 Runabout was presented at an automobile exhibition. The vehicle had a two-cylinder engine with 6 hp. This model did not go into production .
The 1913 to 1915 model 8/10 hp was a three-wheeled Cyclecar ,which was equipped with a V-2 engine .The engine power was transmitted through a propeller shaft to the single rear wheel. between 1923 and 1924, a four-wheeled small car with an air-cooled two-cylinder boxer engine with 1250 cc capacity was created . The original price was initially 225 pounds sterling , later only 185 pounds. features then were the independent front suspension and front brakes. 50 units were built .
A later Matchless 4 wheel cyclecar from 1924
Matchless Engines in other makes
At various motorcycle and automobile manufacturers such as Morgan and Alvechurch Matchless Engines were installed.
Morgan Super Sport from 1934 with Matchless Engine.
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