One owner, 20 kilometres from new,2005 'Norvin' 998cc Café Racer Frame no. R92270 Engine no. F10AB/1B/12100
Lot 457
One owner, 20 kilometres from new,2005 'Norvin' 998cc Café Racer Frame no. R92270 Engine no. F10AB/1B/12100
€28,000 - 35,000
US$ 36,000 - 44,000
amended

Lot Details
One owner, 20 kilometres from new,2005 'Norvin' 998cc Café Racer Frame no. R92270 Engine no. F10AB/1B/12100 c.2005 Norvin 998cc c.2005 Norvin 998cc c.2005 Norvin 998cc c.2005 Norvin 998cc c.2005 Norvin 998cc
One owner, 20 kilometres from new
2005 'Norvin' 998cc Café Racer
Registration no. 782 UXK (UK)
Frame no. R92270
Engine no. F10AB/1B/12100
Developed from a design by Rex McCandless and first used by Norton on the works racers in 1950, the legendary 'Featherbed' frame has long been the special-builders' favourite. New standards of steering, roadholding and comfort were set by McCandless's frame, which was immediately dubbed 'Featherbed' by Norton works star Harold Daniell. Although designed with a single-cylinder engine in mind, the generously proportioned Featherbed would in time prove capable of accommodating a wide variety of different power units: twins, triples, fours and v-twins, all could be made to fit with a little ingenuity.

There have been several specials constructed with the Vincent v-twin engine, such as that offered here, which was built in the UK in 2005 by John Mossey Restorations. The machine's major components consist of a replica 'wide-line' Featherbed frame and a Black Shadow engine, the latter dating from 1955. Other noteworthy features include a Manx-type swinging arm; Quaife five-speed gearbox; Smith Kanrin brakes; Ceriani forks and shock absorbers; electronic ignition; and an electric starter. The current (Swedish) owner purchased the Norvin new from Phil Cotton Motorcycles and since acquisition has ridden it only 20 kilometres (approximately 12 miles). Presented in commensurately excellent condition, this unique Norvin café racer is offered with specification details, email correspondence, workshop manual supplement, copy magazine article, dating letter, copy MoT certificate (expired 2006), DVLA authorisation certificate, copy UK V5C document and current Swedish registration papers.

Footnotes

  • Un seul propriétaire, 20 km au total
    'Norvin' 998 cm3 Café Racer 2005
    Immatriculation n° 782 UXK (UK)
    Cadre n° R92270
    Moteur n° F10AB/1B/12100

    Développé d'après un concept de Rex McCandless et utilisé pour la première fois par Norton sur les machines d'usine en 1950, le légendaire cadre « Featherbed » (lit de plumes) a été longtemps la base préférée des constructeurs de spéciales. De nouvelles références en matière de direction, de tenue de route et de confort furent établies par le cadre McCandless qui fut aussitôt surnommé « Featherbed » par la star de Norton, Harold Daniell. Bien que conçu pour recevoir un monocylindre, le Featherbed généreusement proportionné allait se montrer capable d'accueillir une grande diversité de moteurs : twins, trois cylindres, quatre cylindres et V-twins, tous adaptables avec un minimum d'idée.

    Il y eut plusieurs spéciales construites sur la base du V-twin Vincent, comme la machine présentée ici, construite au Royaume-Uni en 2005 par John Mossey Restorations. Les éléments le plus importants sont un cadre Featherbed replica « large » et un moteur Black Shadow, ce dernier datant de 1955. Parmi les autres caractéristiques notables, citons le bras oscillant type Manx, la boîte à 5 rapports Quaife, les freins Smith Kanrin, la fourche et les amortisseurs Ceriani et un démarreur électrique. Le propriétaire actuel (Suédois) a acheté la Norvin neuve auprès de Phil Cotton Motorcycles et n'a parcouru depuis que 20 km. Présentée dans un état particulièrement excellent, cette unique Norvin « café racer » est offerte avec une liste détaillée de ses caractéristiques, une correspondance (e-mail) un supplément de manuel d'atelier, la copie d'un article de magazine, une lettre de datation, une copie du certificat MoT (valable jusqu'en 2006), un certificat d'autorisation DVLA, une copie de l'ancien document V5 britannique et les documents d'immatriculation suédois en cours de validité.

Saleroom notices

  • Cette machine a été modifiée avec un nouveau moteur replica 1000 Vincent au momen de sa construction en 2005 Le certificate de production, comme mentionné dans le catalogue, est seulement une copie. This machine was fitted with a new replica 1,000cc Vincent engine at point of construction in 2005. The dating certificate as mentioned in the catalogue description is a copy only.
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