Property of a deceased's estate 1958 Norton 350cc Model 50 Registration no. 169 AAL Frame no. 76277 Engine no. 76277 N13
Introduced in 1933, the single-cylinder Model 50 was Norton's first production overhead-valve machine in the 350 class; the '50' and its twin-port brother the '55' being junior versions of the 490cc Models 18 and 20 respectively. Norton's sporting 350 single was built in several versions and continuously developed during a production run lasting until 1963, post-war innovations including the adoption of the AMC gearbox in 1956 and a switch to superior alternator electrics and the peerless 'Featherbed' frame for 1959. This Model 50 was purchased by the late owner in June 1972 and last MoT'd for the road in 1974. Kept in dry storage for 40-plus years, the machine is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. Accompanying documentation consists of an old-style continuation logbook (issued 1965) and two expired MoTs. No reserve.