I have a dark -no longer metallic- green raleigh amazon.
i purchased it in 1996 for £250.
close to the bottom bracket on the downtube there was an upfacing red label which i am sure said Chromoloy (or sim) 501 (or there abouts)
i just had a check and unfortunately i'd sanded it down and repainted that area..
but i'm pretty sure it said chomloy 501 or similar, been staring at it past 18 years.
i have just decided to replace this bike. it has served its purpose well, but the frame is showing too many signs of corrosion, and the whole drive system needs replaced again, so it's time to modernise
but for anyone looking for a bit of info on the raleigh amazon, i would say the one i got in '96 looks a bit "sleeker" than the one's i've been finding pics of on here. it came fitted with alumininium handlebars and "endo's" and a pretty decent drive system. better than shimano's standard replacement parts. had a couple of extra teeth in the big chainring compared to them too so was nice and nippy when i first got it
i didn't like the centre pull cantilever brakes though, they went cheap plastic on the pivot here, though the rest of the bike was quality. and my headset loosened off on a trip and the ring battered the frame a bit, that was always an issue even after replacing it with the frame damage, so keep that firm and you're sorted
i love that bike. can lift it with a pinky, through it over a deer fence, and crashed on it more times than i wish had actually happened. but you know, first thing i'd do is run over and check it over, see it was ok, and it never let me down. i could go faster on my mates full suspension bike down the woods, but i enjoyed riding this thing at its, or my, limit. relaxing and letting my joints do the suspension work. ahh
anyway. there's what i know. if it's the '96 version the amazon sticker is smaller and closer to the handlebars. tis a nice light bike, for it's day. For a good one, i'd say it's worth around £70, if it was "as new"... well it's certainly better quality than that style of bike i've seen them selling in the shops recently, especially frame wise, so maybe it holds it's value