PAGE 193. 1927 AJS 350 Sidevalve. SOLD

1927 AJS 350 Sidevalve

Excellent Restored Condition

DVLA Registered. Runs Well





This fabulous flat-tank motorcycle is an older restoration.

I sold it to one of my friends in France over a year ago.

He has now found another rare motorcycle he’s keen to buy, so must sell a few others to fund it.

I’ll be advertising them for him.

He did not need to do any work on it since buying it. However, it was originally missing its tool boxes (attached to the rear carrier).

He has now bought a pair of these (they are metal boxes with leather fronts), which will be included in the sale.

You’ll observe some of these photos show the bike with, and others without the tool boxes.

On sale he’ll deliver it to me in Brighton, where it can be collected by the successful bidder.

Alternatively, I can arrange transportation to most parts of England for £70 (Scotland, Wales, Cornwall £90) …or anywhere else in the world.

Worldwide shipping is my speciality: the price is usually around £500 for a motorcycle of this size to most destinations, including UK delivery to the shipping agent, crating and packing, administration and delivery to an international port depot.

I hope the pictures provide the information you need.

If you have any questions, please phone or email me as below.






A.J.S. of Wolverhampton

Joseph Stevens started out as an engineering blacksmith with premises in Cross St, Wednesfield in 1874. His trading name was J. Stevens & Co. His son Harry joined him in the business which, in 1894, moved to Tempest St, Wolverhampton.

Joe Stevens acquired a ‘Mitchell’ single cylinder four stroke petrol engine, presumably to provide power to blow the hearth. Harry decided to produce his own version, with a capacity of around 1 3/4 hp, and the engine was completed toward the end of 1897. Unlike the temperamental Mitchell engine, it proved to be remarkably reliable and efficient.

In 1899 a new company was formed, The Stevens Motor Manufacturing Company, and Harry began exploring the idea of road-going vehicles. He fitted the Mitchell engine to a BSA bicycle. You can see this bicycle in the 1900 photo above, with the four Stevens brothers, George, Joe Jnr, Harry and Jack.

As a result of producing this early prototype motorcycle, they entered into a contract with the Wearwell Cycle Co, also based in Wolverhampton, to supply engines for Wearwell cycles in order to create a new motorcycle. The first Wearwell-Stevens, fitted with a Stevens 2 1/2 hp, air-cooled four-stroke engine, appeared in Spring, 1901 (below).

Photos and information from the excellent book ‘A.J.S of Wolverhampton’ by S.J. Mills

1994; ISBN 0-9523338-0-5

Obtainable direct from Steve Mills at:
Robinia House,
2, St Andrews Rd,
Sutton Coldfield,
West Midlands, B75 6UG




I think most ebaying vintage enthusiasts know how I operate by now.

I try my best to provide a friendly professional service, with good condition vehicles, and cheap delivery around the country.

I like to make the experience of buying a vintage vehicle as enjoyable as possible.

Original motorcycle literature is available to download for free from the website.

If you need any further information, please email or phone me as below.




OWNER: BuyVintage Online Auctions

LOCATION: Brighton, E.Sussex, United Kingdom


DELIVERY is not included in this auction.

This means that it is not my responsibility,

BUT I can put you in touch with a delivery chap and organize collection;

you liaise with them direct re delivery and pay them separately.

Great Britain – delivery is ONLY £70 for this motorcycle to main parts of England;

extra to extremities such as Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, etc (and may take longer to arrive)

(Please email your postcode if you want to confirm price).


(Collection when they’re in my area; delivery when in yours).


If you want it fast, please organize your own collection.


Ireland & N. Ireland – I’ll recommend some companies, but you’ll have to organize it yourself.

Europe – delivery is probably around €400 to Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, etc. I can recommend two companies.

North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc – I’ll organize all the crating and shipping for you.

PAYMENT: Paypal is okay for cheap items; otherwise deposit only on paypal please.


You must communicate with me before the end of the auction to discuss payment and shipping options.


AFTER PURCHASE: Please email me your phone numbers; I prefer to speak to all purchasers personally.

I do everything I can to make your purchase a pleasurable experience.

I’ve been selling obscure vintage vehicles on ebay since 2002.

Sharing similar interests, I’ve become good friends with many of my customers.

Please feel free to email or phone with any comments or questions…


VEHICLE CONDITION: Vintage vehicles are wonderful beasts

– but each has an individual personality and they sometimes have bad days just like you and me.
You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.

Two-strokes invariably need basic servicing before starting them, if they’ve been left to stand for more than 3 weeks or so.

These are rare vehicles whose values are not necessarily based on running order.



If you have any questions about this (or any other vehicle in these BuyVintage Online Auctions),
you can contact Colin in our Customer Service Department between 9am and 7pm daily:

By Phone – (UK 0044) 07866-126469

By email –

The Auction Catalogue is our website –



to see what’s currently being sold



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