1968 Seeley 7R







The seller has put this winning AJS 7R back on the auction block. Back in March the weather might not have been a factor to help move this Vintage racer from one garage to another. But now the sun is out and the Vintage racing Schedule is upon us, you have a second chance. 


I’m sure that there has been something that you really really want, but the whole money thing got in your way. But wait, I have something just like the thing I want, so if I sell it, I can get the thing I want. This is the felling I got when I saw this 1968 Seeley 7R race bike for sale. The seller seems to have taken some quick pictures of the bike on the lift, give a short description, and throw it all up on eBay? Wonder what the seller has their eye on?


From the seller

This bike is a Colin Seeley framed AJS 7R 83mm bore short stroke. This is a well known and respected bike in the AHRMA paddock ridden by Bruce Yoxsimer and campaigned to 3 National Championships. With 5 Daytona wins and countless wins around the country, this is a very competitive machine.


Colin Seeley was a motorcycle guy who apprenticed at Vincent Motorcycles, went sidecar racing, and then got into the frame building business. And business was good. Taking advantage of the dying British motorcycle industry, he was able to buy up all the tooling and spares from AMC for the Matchless and AJS brands. He tuned the 350cc and 500cc singles and put them in his frames and offered them to any weekend warrior who wanted one. This racer has the 350cc AJS 7R heart powering the Colin Designed racing frame. And it’s the Seeley name and not the AJS name that propels this bike.


More specs

83mm Short Stroke motor

Cronshaw magneto/Ignition

Summerfield 6 speed

Manx rear

Fontana 180mm front


Of course the bike has a full spares kit including several pistons, valves, ignition, full rack of gearing and jetting. Detailed records and tuning notes. Head was just done mid season 2012. New seats, guides valves, etc. Piston was done at the same time, so essentially this bike is ready to roll. I will provide a new set of race rubber for the new owner. This machine is amazing to ride and race. It has a lot of very special bits that I would be happy to discuss one on one.



Today vintage racing is big, and you can make a large fortune into a small fortune very easily. The seller looks to have spent more then just a weekend here and there racing. They have amassed the spares you need for a full campaign. So if you have the impulse and need a turn key vintage racer, this 1968 Colin Seeley 7R might fill that need.

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  1. Howdy,

    That site may give you a better look at the bike…