One of the last Norton singles built at Bracebridge Street (production transferred to Plumstead at the end of 1962), this matching-numbers Featherbed ES2 represents Norton's '500' sports roadster in its final form. Purchased by the current vendor in 1989 from a dealer in Norfolk, its registration number having been transferred, the Norton came with sidecar mounting lugs already fitted. The vendor later acquired a suitable sidecar and fittings (Lot 157 in this sale) but has never got around to attaching it. Presented in highly original, 'barn find' condition, the machine has been kept in dry storage since acquisition and has been started regularly, most recently earlier this year. Accompanying documentation consists of a NOC dating letter, expired MoT certificate (1989-90) and an old purchase receipt. An exciting restoration project for the Norton enthusiast or collector.