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The Spring Sale / Property of a deceased's estate, 1967 Norton 745cc Atlas Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 20/121907 (over-stamped)

Lot 546
Property of a deceased's estate, 1967 Norton 745cc Atlas
Registration no. KAW 920E Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 20/121907 (over-stamped)
Amended
23 April 2022, 10:00 BST
Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground

Sold for £4,370 inc. premium

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Property of a deceased's estate
1967 Norton 745cc Atlas
Registration no. KAW 920E
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. 20/121907 (over-stamped)

First seen in prototype form in 1962, the 745cc Atlas represented the biggest stretch yet applied to Norton's parallel twin. Built for export only initially (home market deliveries commenced late in 1964), the Atlas was fundamentally a larger-engined version of the existing 650SS, using the same Featherbed frame/Roadholder fork cycle parts. The arrival of the similar-capacity but Isolastic-framed Commando in 1967 spelled the end for the Atlas, which disappeared from the range towards the end of 1968. Almost the last of Norton's traditional featherbed-framed twins (the 650 lasted into 1970) this muscular road-burner is today highly sought after by collectors.

Declared manufactured in 1967, this particular Atlas was imported from Canada and first registered in the UK on 1st July 2002. The Norton was dismantled and in boxes when the late owner bought it from Fairspares. The machine has been partially restored to a good standard by the deceased owner, the engine and gearbox being refurbished by Pete Lovell (note the Commando-type TLS front brake). It does require finishing and there are no receipts available for work already done (the engine turns over with compression). Sold strictly as viewed, the machine is offered with an old Ontario document; old/current V5/V5C documents; and a Norton Owners Club dating letter.
Offered without key

Footnotes

All lots are sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding

Saleroom notices

The frame number is 20/121907.

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