250CSR authenticity

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250CSR authenticity

Postby metalmicky » Fri May 06, 2011 9:14 am

Is there anyone who has the knowledge of these two fiftys who can help me identify the genuine article I have looked at a bike registered in 1968 the engine number has the prefix 14CSR followed by five digits with a frame no of five digits no prefix. It has alloy guards, swept back exhaust and apart from a blue and chrome tank everything else is black.

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250CSR authenticity

Postby Dick H » Fri May 06, 2011 9:25 am

You'll get more knowledgeable replies than mine but as far as I recall the guards were chromed steel, not alloy. More importantly the lightweight CSRs had the heavyweight forks and an alloy British Hub in the front wheel, but maintaining the Francis Barnett unit in the rear. Swept exhaust and blue and chrome tank is correct, and I believe the tool boxes were also blue.

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Postby Eamonn » Fri May 06, 2011 9:29 am

Use the clubs Machine Dating service to get a definitive answer.

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Postby spindle » Sun May 08, 2011 6:59 am

after 64 they fitted alloy guards and the front hub should have an air cooling spout (only the csr) but it was only for show!
The last one's came out of the factory in 1966 when it closed, First registration does not mean much some dealers had them hanging around for years!. use the club dating service

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Postby itma » Sun May 08, 2011 11:33 am

factory did not close in 1966.
I know I was there in 1968

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Postby spindle » Mon May 09, 2011 4:13 pm

Thats interesting after reading the book "MATCHLESS THE COMPLETE STORY" by Mick Walker, i was sure it stated the last 250csr was made in mid july in 1966 Mechanically it was unchanged with alloy mudguards and a swept back exaust "Gold star patten" and its departure marked the end of the lightweight so i wrongly assumed that was when AMC closed...Thanks itma for putting me Right on that

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