1952 Norton 500 Trials Frame no. G443714 Engine no. B3T B350
Lot 221
1952 Norton 500 Trials Frame no. G443714 Engine no. B3T 13350
Sold for £2,300 (US$ 3,862) inc. premium
Lot Details
1952 Norton 500 Trials
Registration no. ANC 707A
Frame no. G443714
Engine no. B3T 13350
Norton's post-WW2 trials campaign got off to a false start in 1947 but after a season of extensive modification and experimentation the factory came up with the legendary 500T. Shortened rear frame stays and a modified lower fork yoke reduced the wheelbase to a more-manageable 53" while an alloy cylinder head and barrel helped reduce weight to around 300lbs. Numerous works and privateer successes soon confirmed that Norton had produced a machine as good as, if not better than, any other rigid-framed trials iron.

Offered without reserve, this collection of parts represents the basis of a highly desirable classic trails bike. It consists of a Norton 16H frame modified to 500T specification; a 500T engine; a 'doll's head' gearbox; long Roadholder front forks; a fuel tank; alloy engine plates; a front brake back-plate; a rear stand; two new Dunlop Trials Universal tyres; and a box of miscellaneous parts. There is a Swansea V5C registration document with this Lot.