c.1953 Norton 500cc Model 7 Dominator
Registration no. 6529 VE 61
Frame no. 48480
Engine no. 48480 (see text)
Norton jumped aboard the vertical-twin bandwagon in 1949 when it introduced the Model 7 Dominator. The new 500cc engine went into the existing ES2 plunger-frame/tele-fork cycle parts, a marriage that necessitated a redesign of Norton's well-proven four-speed gearbox. The Model 7's first major revision arrived in 1953 in the form of a new swinging-arm frame. The model was dropped at the end of 1955 but the same basic cycle parts were used for a 600cc successor, the Model 77, while the 500cc engine continued in the Featherbed-framed Dominator. This example of a rare Norton model made for little more than one year is offered with French Carte Grise. It should be noted that the engine number appears to have been re-stamped.
- La machine est vendue avec son certificat d'immatriculation, mais pas la carte grise comme indiquée au catalogue.
The machine is offered with a Certificat d'immatriculation, not a Carte Grise as stated in the catalogue.