1939 Norton 348cc Model 50  Frame no. 107161 Engine no. 10428

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Lot 606
1939 Norton 348cc Model 50
Registration no. CUK 743 Frame no. 107161 Engine no. 10428

Sold for £ 2,530 (US$ 3,150) inc. premium
1939 Norton 348cc Model 50
Registration no. CUK 743
Frame no. 107161
Engine no. 10428
Introduced in 1933, the single-cylinder Model 50 was Norton’s first production overhead-valve machine in the 350 class; the 50 and its twin-port brother, the 55, being junior versions of the 490cc Models 18 and 20 respectively. The new 350s were fitted with the four-speed Sturmey Archer gearbox that was adopted for all ohv Nortons that year. A hand gearchange was standard, with foot change an optional extra. The Sturmey Archer ’box though, was destined for a relatively short life, being replaced by Norton’s own four-speed foot-change unit for 1935. Norton’s sporting 350 single was built in several versions and continuously developed during a production run lasting until 1963, post-war innovations including the adoption of the AMC gearbox in 1956 and a switch to superior alternator electrics and the peerless Featherbed frame for 1959. This example’s accompanying old-style buff log book records that it was first registered to Lt Col Herbert Hunter CBE, Chief Constable of Stafford (presumably as a fleet machine rather than his own personal property). Two subsequent owners are listed in the old logbook up to 1978. MoT’d to March 2005 and unused since, the machine is offered with Swansea V5C and a quantity of old tax discs.
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