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Description: A swedish pre-war Matchless 250cc R3. The bike had a severe fire in the 1940s and was sent through the insurance company to the swedish motorcycle manufacturer "NV", Nymans Verkstäder, for a complete rebuild (an amazing story in itself as it would be like asking Honda to rebuild a 20 year old Triumph today!).
Hence the typical "NV"-red re-paint and the "NV"-shaped fenders. The paint and patina of the bike will be maintained because of this story behind it.
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Added on: 10 Feb 2015
Posted by: Scuderiaanton
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Comments: 3 Comment(s) | Rate this picture

By 1608
12 Feb 2015
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I like the positioning of the float chamber close to, and imediately above the exhaust pipe. I wonder if that was the cause of the original fire! like the bike though.
By bjork
12 Feb 2015
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The float chamber does look a bit at risk there! Interesting bike and story too, hope you enjoy it.
By Johnobirches
13 Feb 2015
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What an interesting bike - I would love to see it running.

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