• Year of manufacture 
  • Motorcycle type 
  • Engine number 
    15M 75113
  • Lot number 
  • Condition 
  • Colour  
  • Location


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.