The 500 cc “long stroke” G80CS was produced from 1951 through 1955. In 1956 it was replaced by the shorter stroke, larger bore models that used the same numeric codes. The bore of these early G80CS’s was 82.5 mm (3.25″), while the 1956 through 1966 “short stroke” (final version) models had a bore of 86 mm. The C is for Competition (Scrambles) and the S for Suspension (not a rigid rear frame).
This Matchless G80CS is a 500cc competition model single in stock condition. It is not a numbers matching bike but is a good runner that would benefit from new paint and cosmetic work.
The bike has been in the current owners possession for many years.
It is located in Victoria, BC and is offered at $6000.