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Lot 332: c.1960 Norton 250cc Jubilee

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

The all-new Jubilee 250cc twin was introduced in 1958 and named in honour of Norton’s Diamond Jubilee. Designer Bert Hopwood’s original conception had called for integral cylinder barrels and ’heads, but convention won the day and separate components were used in the production version. Built in unit with the four-speed gearbox, this modern-looking engine was installed in a Francis-Barnett derived frame with fabricated ‘down-tube’, while the Jubilee’s distinctive rear enclosure panels reflected contemporary fashion. Road testers found that Norton’s new quarter-litre twin was good for a top whack of 75mph or thereabouts and could return up to 85 miles per gallon. Presented in running order, this example is offered with assorted old MoTs, old-style buff logbook and Swansea V5 registration document.

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Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number332
Estimate£1000-£1300
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£725
Hammer Price (inc premium)£834
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