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Lot 365: 1959 Norton 250cc Jubilee

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

The Jubilee 250 twin was introduced in 1958 to coincide with 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 the fashion of the day. The vendor purchased this example directly from its first owner: thus the recorded mileage of 20,908 is known to be correct. Fitted with sidelights, indicators, spot lamp and panniers, the machine comes with carburettor (not fitted), parts list and assorted tools, and is offered with old-style continuation logbook and Department of Transport letter linking the registration mark ‘145 FJO’ to the machine.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number365
Estimate£400-£700
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£525
Hammer Price (inc premium)£604
Year1959
Condition rating
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number
Engine number17.82945
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors