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Lot 353: 1956 Norton 596cc Dominator 99

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

Nortonís 500cc twin-cylinder engine appeared in the racing singlesí Featherbed frame in November 1951. Initially for export only, the Dominator Model 88 was the first production Norton to feature the lightweight, race-proven chassis. Introduced for 1956, the 596cc 99 was outwardly identical to its smaller brother. Endowed with greater power and higher gearing which enabled it to top the magic Ďtoní, the 99 retained all the excellent handling and steering characteristics associated with the Featherbed chassis. The model remained essentially unchanged - apart from gaining alternator/coil-ignition electrics for 1958 - until dropped in 1962.

Retaining correctly matching frame/engine numbers, this example of one of the post-war eraís most capable road-burners is substantially complete.

Lot Details
Auction Sale of Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams & Butterfields, Petersen Museum, Los Angeles, CA
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number353
Estimate$3000-$4000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price$500
Hammer Price (inc premium)$575
Year1956
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Mileage-
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Engine number66709-14
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