1972 Norton Commando,
Lot 476
1972 Norton 745cc Commando
Sold for £4,140 (US$ 6,958) inc. premium
Lot Details
1972 Norton 745cc Commando
Registration no. GJH 162K
Frame no. 152992
Engine no. 152992
The Commando’s vibration-beating Isolastic frame enabled Norton Villiers successfully to prolong the life of their ageing parallel twin. Launched in 1967, the Commando used the preceding Featherbed-framed Atlas model’s 745cc engine and AMC gearbox, and was an instant hit with the motorcycling public, being voted Motor Cycle News ‘Machine of the Year’ for five consecutive years. It might have been a little down on top speed compared to rivals such as BSA-Triumph’s 750cc triples and Honda’s CB750 four, but the Commando more than made up for this minor deficiency with superior mid-range torque and steadier handling. Purchased by the current vendor from its previous owner in 1985, this Commando 750 comes with a most comprehensive history file indicating a most fastidious approach to servicing and maintenance from new. As well as the owners’ logbook of routine servicing carried out up to 1991, the file also contains assorted expired tax discs for the period 1986 to 2004; six MoTs dating from 1984 to 1998; and numerous bills for parts and services. Also included in the sale are a factory rider’s manual, workshop manual, service tool catalogue and sales brochure; various spares catalogues; service notes and other maintenance-related literature; and a quantity of specialist workshop tools; in short: just about everything the enthusiast might require to maintain a Commando. An Interstate fuel tank and alloy wheel rims (fitted by the previous owner) together with Boyer Bransden electronic ignition are the only notified deviations from factory specification. Tax exempt, the machine is offered with Swansea V5 registration document.