For the N15/G15/33, about 5000 were built from late 1963-1967. Of those, most were Nortons, most of the rest Mathless, and maybe 50 AJS. After the collapse of AMC, N15s were supposedly shipped with both Matchless and Norton tank badges - the dealer installed what the customer wanted. The numbers would be hard to pin down exactly because of this, though technically it would be a Norton if the serial started N15CS/ or N15CSR/ and likewise G15CS/ for Matchless or 33CS/ for an Ajay. An original CS can be distinguished from a CSR by looking at the wheels. The CSR used thinner spokes on the rear wheel, same wheel as the 650SS.
The P11 series has been pretty heavily researched, and the numbers, according to several sources are as follows:
P11 - S/N 121007 (dispatched to ZDS in Glendale on 13 March 1967) to 123014. 4 batches, totaling about 700 machines, most were high pipe and off-road fork set-up.
P11A - S/N 124372 to 126123 (ending just before Commando start-up). 3 batches, totaling about 1300 machines, most with low pipes and road-going forks, though dealers or owners would mount either high P11 pipes or 'S' style pipes, like the Ranger seen in the movie, 'Easy Rider'
. Perhaps 400 P11As were dispatched as Matchless machines. No P11s were sold as AJS.
P11A Ranger 750 - S/N 128646-129145 (dispatched to Berliner in 17 October, 1968) 1 batch, 496 machines. Should be 500, but according to Leo Goff, only 496 were built. This last batch was built from about 15 September to 17 October, after the 1968 run of Commandos, and were intended to be sold as 1969 models, though some were titled as 1968 models (like mine, dispatched on 15 October)
When the Ranger was built, Norton sent Ranger decals out to dealers to place on P11As still on the showroom floor. The Ranger is easily distinguished from the P11A by the following features:
1)Fenders are chrome, not alloy
2)Hubs have cooling ribs - on earlier machines the hubs were skimmed smooth
3)Oil tanks are all steel with folded/trimmed seams. last of at least four different designs in alloy and steel
4)Seat was longer than the P11A which was longer than the P11, and had a steel seat pan. earlier models had fiberglass pans, which formed part of the mudguard from the fender to the oil tank. On the Ranger, the fender bolts to a tab on a frame cross member at the back of the oil tank. On earlier P11s, the fender ends at the back of the seat or just forward of the rear of the seat, dependent on model.
5)Front brake switch in cable - no brake switch on P11A front brakes
All Rangers were Candy Red. About 1/3, give or take, of P11As and P11s were blue. Red doesn't prove it a Ranger, but Blue proves it not (if original paint)