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Lot 353: 1970 NORTON COMMANDO 750

Auto Moto D'Epoca, Coys (19 November 2005)

Mention the name Norton to any avid motorcycle enthusiast and the response will be that of reverence and respect. For the Norton Motorcycle Company carried the backbone of British motorcycle manufacturing in the post war years and provided not only essential transport but also much envied pleasure. These robust bikes were immortalised by rockers in the 1950s and no self-respecting caf would be seen without a line of them outside on a Sunday afternoon. The Norton Commando was introduced in 1967 at the Earls Court Show to high acclaim. This model, with a 750 cc engine, was built until April 1973. The Norton Commando engine had its origins in the Model 7 Twin 497 cc engine designed by Bert Hopwood. The engine grew in capacity via its various incarnations in the 650 cc Dominator and the 745 cc Atlas, to its place in the 750 cc Commando. The Norton Commando was an incredibly popular motorcycle and it deservedly won the MCN Machine of the Year for five successive years between 1968 and 1972. Some regard it as the British Motorcycle Industry's swansong, selling well from its introduction in 1967 through the end of the British bike industry in the mid 1970's. Offered in perfect condition, having recently been the recepient of a no expense spared restoration by marque specialist, Sassaroli of Florence. The bike is fitted with many period sport components like a single carburettor with special inlet manifold, alloy wheels, and front disc brake. It is rare to come across an example restored to this standard. L'esemplare proposto si presenta in perfette condizioni di conservazione, non ha mai necessitato di interventi di restauro, munita delle targhe originali, ed stata curata dal noto specialista Sassaroli di Firenze.

Lot Details
Auction Auto Moto D'Epoca
Coys, Fiera de Padova - Italy
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number353
Estimate£9000-£12000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1970
Condition rating0
Registration numberFI367389
Mileage-
Chassis number137367
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