1954 Norton,
Lot 351
1954 Norton 490cc ES2
Sold for £2,070 (US$ 3,432) inc. premium
Lot Details
1954 Norton 490cc ES2
Registration no. GSJ 312
Frame no. 55058
Engine no. C4155
First introduced in 1927, the ES2 sports roadster used the Model 18’s 490cc overhead-valve engine in the cradle frame of the overhead-camshaft CS1, and from then onwards the ‘ES2’ designation was always applied to Norton’s top-of-the-range overhead-valve single. The ES2 was built in several versions during a production run lasting until 1963. Post-war developments included the adoption of an alloy cylinder head (1955), alternator (1959) and the slim-line version of the Featherbed frame introduced on the single-cylinder range for 1961. Extensively modified in ‘café racer’ style, this ES2 features a twin-leading-shoe brake conversion, Borrani alloy wheel rims, swept-back exhaust, ‘Goldie’ silencer, rear-set footrests, Lyta-type alloy fuel tank and racing seat. The frame is reported to be that of a Model 7. Offered with road fund licence to May 2007 and Swansea V5.
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