1948 Norton 490cc ES2
Registration no. 5296 SG 53
Frame no. C4 117751
Engine no. C4 117751CT (see text)
Introduced at the 1927 Motor Cycle Show, the ES2 sports roadster used the Model 18's overhead-valve engine in the cradle frame of the overhead-camshaft CS1, and from then onwards the 'ES2' designation was always applied to Norton's top-of-the-range overhead-valve single. The ES2 was built in several versions during a production run lasting until 1963, though the engine dimensions of 79x100mm bore/stroke - first adopted in 1911 - remained unchanged to the end. Post-war developments included the adoption of the Roadholder telescopic front fork (1947), an alloy cylinder head (1955), alternator electrics (1959) and the slim-line version of the Featherbed frame (1961). An older restoration, this ES2 is offered with French Carte Grise normale. It should be noted that the engine number has been re-stamped.
- La machine est vendue avec sans sa carte grise.
The machine is offered without a Carte Grise.
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