1975 Norton Commando MkIII
Lot 287
1975 Norton 850 Commando MkIII Frame no. 330809 Engine no. 330809
Sold for £5,060 (US$ 7,928) inc. premium

Lot Details
1975 Norton Commando MkIII 1975 Norton Commando MkIII 1975 Norton Commando MkIII 1975 Norton Commando MkIII 1975 Norton Commando MkIII 1975 Norton Commando MkIII 1975 Norton Commando MkIII
1975 Norton 850 Commando MkIII
Registration no. JMU 208P
Frame no. 330809
Engine no. 330809
This Commando 850 was purchased in April 2005 by the current vendor, a mature enthusiast owning a private collection of a dozen-or-so motorcycles, and has covered some 2,200 miles since acquisition including a two-up trip to the Manx Grand Prix in 2010. The engine was rebuilt only 157 miles ago and the machine comes with bills for Norvil parts totalling approximately £800. Work carried out included sleeving the barrels back to standard, regrinding the crankshaft, regrinding the valves and fitting new con-rods, gudgeon pins, piston rings, etc. Sensible upgrades include an AP Lockheed racing-type front brake calliper, 18" diameter rear wheel rim, H4 headlamp, Commando Roadster-style silencers, oil line 'anti-sumping' tap and a Norvil 4-brush, high-torque starter motor. The latter seems most effective, firing up the big twin instantaneously at the photo shoot. 'On the button' and ready to ride, 'JMU 208P' is offered with aforementioned bills, a quantity of MoT certificates dating back to the 1980s, MoT to 8th June 2012 and Swansea V5C document.
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