1962 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Deluxe Frame no. 97271 Engine no. 97271
Lot 266
1962 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Deluxe
Registration no. 530 EXH Frame no. 97271 Engine no. 97271
Sold for £6,440 (US$ 10,077) inc. premium

Lot Details
1962 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Deluxe Frame no. 97271 Engine no. 97271 1962 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Deluxe Frame no. 97271 Engine no. 97271 1962 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Deluxe Frame no. 97271 Engine no. 97271 1962 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Deluxe Frame no. 97271 Engine no. 97271 1962 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Deluxe Frame no. 97271 Engine no. 97271
1962 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Deluxe
Registration no. 530 EXH
Frame no. 97271
Engine no. 97271
Norton jumped aboard the vertical-twin bandwagon in 1948 when it introduced the Model 7. Designed by the legendary Bert Hopwood, 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. In November 1951 Norton's 500cc twin found a new home in the racing singles' 'Featherbed' duplex frame. Initially for export only, the newcomer - titled 'Dominator 88' - was the first production Norton roadster to feature the lightweight, race-proven chassis. Updated year by year, the Dominator had received an alloy cylinder head, full-width hubs, welded rear sub-frame, alternator electrics and coil ignition by the decade's end and - for 1960 - the narrower 'slimline' Featherbed frame among countless other improvements. Motor Cycle magazine clocked 92mph on an '88' in 1957 and, needless to say, the handling and roadholding were found to be first class. The current vendor advises us that this Dominator 88 has had only two owners and has covered a mere 13,660 miles from new, as evidenced by documentation and expired MoTs on file dating back to 1970. '530 EXH' has been fully restored by its current owner to museum/show condition and is described as running perfectly and ready to ride. This beautiful machine is offered with fresh MoT/tax, old-style logbook and V5C registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • This machine was professionally restored by British Classic Motorbikes near Clevedon, North Somerset. The Engine number is 97217122. The machine is offered with an old style V5 and not an RF60 old style log book as previously catalogued.
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