c. 1949 Norton ES2 Frame no. 102304 Engine no. 74613
Lot 429
c. 1949 Norton ES2 Frame no. 102304 Engine no. 74613
Sold for US$ 6,670 inc. premium
Lot Details
c. 1949 Norton ES2
Frame no. 102304
Engine no. 74613
A staple in the Norton model line from 1927 until the early 1960s, the 490cc ES2 started out as the "poor man's International," with a slogging long-stroke overhead-valve single in place of the Inter's racier bevel-driven overhead-cam design. Over the years it went from having a rigid frame with girder forks, to using the Inter's "Garden Gate" frame with plunger rear suspension, married to Norton's "Roadholder telescopic forks. Eventually the ES2 would be housed in the famous "Featherbed" frame.

The ES2 in the Lattin collection was purchased as an incomplete bike and brought back to life by Lattin himself. It is equipped with the aluminum cylinder usually reserved for trials models, plus Norton's "Doll's Head," vertically situated gearbox.

Without Reserve

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this motorcycle is titled with frame number 102384.
Activities
Contacts
  1. Motor Cars (US)
    Auction Administration - Motorcycles
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +1 415 391 4000
    FaxFax: +1 415 391 4040
  2. Nick Smith
    Specialist - Motorcycles
    Bonhams
    Work
    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
    Work +1 323 436 5470
    FaxFax: +1 323 850 5843