• Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    15M 75113
  • Lot number 
    47
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1960 Norton 498cc ES2/Model 77 Café Racer
Registration no. TCO 735
Frame no. R4 88608
Engine no. 15M 75113

Developed from a design by Rex McCandless and first used by Norton on the works single-cylinder racers in 1950, when Geoff Duke rode it to a debut race victory at Blandford, the legendary 'Featherbed' frame has long been the special-builders' favourite. Introduced on Norton's twin-cylinder Model 88 roadster for 1952, it was also used for the single-cylinder range, being adopted by the International from '53 and the ES2 and Model 50 sports models from 1959. The 'all-Norton' Featherbed special offered here consists of an ES2 frame and a Model 77 twin-cylinder engine. Kept in dry storage for several years, the machine will require re-commissioning before further use and is sold strictly as viewed. Accompanying documentation consists of an old-style continuation logbook and old-style V5. It should be noted that the latter does not record the current engine number. No reserve.


Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1SR
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Bonhams Collectors’ Car department

Phone 
+44-2074685801
Fax 
+44-2074477401