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Lot 174
1930 AJS Two Seater Tourer
1930 AJS Two Seater Tourer
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Lot Number: 174
Result inc Premium: £12,150
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Exempt
  • Chassis number: A213
Although best‑known as a maker of motorcycles, A J Stevens and Co (AJS) also made wireless sets, commercial vehicles and cars at its Wolverhampton factories. Its first foray into automobiles was as the supplier of coachwork (via its Hayward Motor Bodies subsidiary) for the locally‑produced Clyno Nine light car. However, when Clyno collapsed in early 1929, AJS decided to introduce its own vehicle instead. The AJS Nine was similar to the old Clyno, and used a 1018cc sidevalve Coventry Climax engine of 24bhp, mated to a three‑speed gearbox. Sales of the car began in August 1930.

However, despite many admirable qualities ‑ or possibly because of them ‑ the AJS Nine proved too expensive, and production ended after around 1000 cars when AJS went into liquidation in October 1931. A further 300 were made by Willys‑Overland‑Crossley however.
Although best-known as a maker of motorcycles, A J Stevens and Co (AJS) also made wireless sets, commercial vehicles and cars at its Wolverhampton factories. Its first foray into automobiles was as the supplier of coachwork (via its Hayward Motor Bodies subsidiary) for the locally-produced Clyno Nine light car. However, when Clyno collapsed in early 1929, AJS decided to introduce its own vehicle instead. The AJS Nine was similar to the old Clyno, and used a 1018cc sidevalve Coventry Climax engine of 24bhp, mated to a three-speed gearbox. Sales of the car began in August 1930. However, despite many admirable qualities - or possibly because of them - the AJS Nine proved too expensive, and production ended after around 1000 cars when AJS went into liquidation in October 1931. A further 300 were made by Willys-Overland-Crossley however.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: A213
Result inc Premium: £12,150

This example, known affectionally as Amy, was registered on 17 November 1930. The registration certificate records the chassis/engine number as A213. It was refurbished from 1995 when the vendor purchased it. After its renovation, the car attended many vintage car events, including winning various awards and even travelling to Brisbane in Australia in 2000, to be reunited with the three AJS models there. It is believed that, overall, 32 cars survive, of which 12 are roadworthy.

The vendor tells us that the car runs well and currently has no known faults. The original three-speed gearbox has been replaced by a later (1932) four-speed unit.

Accompanying documentation includes the V5C plus old style continuation logbook and some old V5Cs. There is also a substantial file containing quite a lot of the car's history from 1961 onwards. These include MoT certificates from 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010, various technical diagrams and information, assorted correspondence and sundry invoices, including evidence of an engine overhaul during 1995. 

Please Note that the Brisbane Car Club Badge pictured on the AJS is being retained by our vendor.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 14TH DECEMBER BY ACA OF THIS CAR.

 

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