1950 Norton 500cc Dominator 7 Frame No. 48480 Engine No. 18480
Lot 425
c.1953 Norton 500cc Model 7 Dominator Frame no. 48480 Engine no. 48480 (see text)
Sold for €5,175 (US$ 6,604) inc. premium

Lot Details
1950 Norton 500cc Dominator 7 Frame No. 48480 Engine No. 18480 1950 Norton 500cc Dominator 7 Frame No. 48480 Engine No. 18480 1950 Norton 500cc Dominator 7 Frame No. 48480 Engine No. 18480 1950 Norton 500cc Dominator 7 Frame No. 48480 Engine No. 18480
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.

Footnotes

  • Norton 500 cm3 Model 7 Dominator c.1953
    Immatriculation n° 6529 VE 61
    Cadre n° 48480
    Moteur n° 48480 (voir texte)

    Norton sauta dans le train des twins parallèles en 1949 en introduisant la Model 7 Dominator. Le nouveau moteur de 500 cm3 fut monté dans la partie cycle ES2 existante à plongeurs et fourche télescopique, mariage qui imposa le refonte de la boîte Norton à 4 rapports bien connue. La première grande retouche de la Model 7 fut introduite en 1953 sous la forme d'un nouveau cadre à bras oscillant. Ce type fut abandonné à la fin de 1955, mais la même partie cycle de base servit pour la Model 77 de 600 cm3 qui suivit, tandis que le moteur 500 cm3 poursuivait sa carrière dans la Dominator à cadre Featherbed. Cet exemplaire d'une rare Norton produite pendant un peu plus d'un an seulement est proposé avec sa carte grise française. On notera que le numéro du moteur semble avoir été refrappé.

Saleroom notices

  • 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.
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