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Lot 296: 1951 Norton 490cc International

Sale of Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams & Butterfields (12 November 2005)

This ‘garden gate’ International is a remarkably original barn-fresh machine complete with the later alloy cylinder head and Manx magnesium cam box. Other noteworthy features include correct-size 21” front and 20” rear wheels, bolt-through gas tank, brass Amal TT carburettor and correct chain guard. The machine is fitted with an ES2 cylinder barrel. This machine is offered with a Certificate of Title.

Lot Details
Auction Sale of Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams & Butterfields, Petersen Museum, Los Angeles, CA
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number296
Estimate$5000-$6000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price$4000
Hammer Price (inc premium)$4600
Year1951
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Registration number
Mileage-
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Engine numberF1135408
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
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