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AJS R6 Twin port 350cc 1930 Overhead valves were just beginning to appear on motorcycles in 1930, although comparatively rare and likewise, ‘twin exhaust ports’, but generally these were confined to the more expensive end of the market. As a result of advances in engine design, the ‘R6’ was designed by AJS as ‘suitable for competition’ – and by all accounts, acquitted itself rather well! This particular R6 was restored at the turn of this century to a very high standard and has since had limited use. It is quite well known, however, since it did run in the 100th anniversary TT re-enactment celebration on the Isle of Man and over the years, has become a familiar entry on the ‘Banbury run’. This machine also benefits from rare and original period electric lighting, (more suited to ‘getting home legally’, than actually lighting the way efficiently). However, with a re-silvered reflector, halogen bulb conversion, or indeed a 12-volt conversion, as many of these old machines have been subject to; a much-improved illumination of the road can be achieved. Presented here with its original registration, matching engine and frame numbers, plus the original date stamped and overhauled carburettor, a more complete and totally original bike is a very rare find. The vendor, however, now in his late sixties, is thinning out his collection of much-loved machines and feels the time has come for someone else to enjoy this fine old machine.