1957 Norton 750cc 'Dunstall Atlas' Frame no. M14 71959 Engine no. N15CS/118692
Lot 226
1957 Norton 750cc 'Dunstall Atlas'
Registration no. YRO 371 Frame no. M14 71959 Engine no. N15CS/118692
£6,000 - 7,000
US$ 9,900 - 12,000
Lot Details
1957 Norton 750cc 'Dunstall Atlas'
Registration no. YRO 371
Frame no. M14 71959
Engine no. N15CS/118692
As the 'café racer' movement gathered momentum during the 1960s, a cottage industry of specialist suppliers emerged to satisfy the demand for components. One of the biggest names in this particular market place was that of Paul Dunstall, whose company began by specialising in performance parts for Nortons. So successful was this association that at its peak the firm was building getting on for 800 Dunstall Nortons annually. Customers could purchase a new 'Dunstallised' machine or, if they already owned a Norton, choose parts from Dunstall's extensive catalogue. First registered in 1957, the machine offered here consists of a Dominator 99 frame; a later 750cc Atlas engine dating from around 1966; and a number of Dunstall parts including the firm's pioneering twin front disc brakes. Other noteworthy features include belt primary drive, a Commando clutch, Hagon shock absorbers, electronic ignition and a central oil tank. Acquired by the current vendor in November 2005 and restored in 2006, the machine, which has been shown at Stafford, has covered only 933 miles since the rebuild and is described as in generally excellent condition. Accompanying documentation consists of the 2005 sales receipt; sundry invoices; two old tax discs; a quantity of MoT certificates (most recent expired 2010); SORN acknowledgement; and V5C registration document.
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