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1957 500cc Matchless

A friend of mine died and left me his grandfather's 1957 500cc Matchless basketcase. Ross' goal was to build it back into the Cafe Racer his grandfather once ran it as.


Unfortunately, Ross died of brain cancer before he could even start the project. Now the old beast sits in the basement of my house. I don't know if I will ever do anything with it, except remember better days.


My wife and I visited Ross and Susan. We rode north on Godfrey's old 750cc spring head bevel drive 750 Sport (nee' GT). It was a glorious ride and Ross and Susan were wonderful hosts.


Things change.

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Taken on August 17, 2008