Norton-Velocette 499 cm3 Model 99/Venom Special c.1959 Frame no. P1483910 Engine no. VR1012

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Lot 208A
Norton-Velocette 499 cm3 Model 99/Venom Special c.1959
Frame no. P1483910 Engine no. VR1012
Sold for € 9,200 (US$ 10,350) inc. premium

Lot Details
Norton-Velocette 499 cm3 Model 99/Venom Special c.1959 Frame no. P1483910 Engine no. VR1012 Norton-Velocette 499 cm3 Model 99/Venom Special c.1959 Frame no. P1483910 Engine no. VR1012 Norton-Velocette 499 cm3 Model 99/Venom Special c.1959 Frame no. P1483910 Engine no. VR1012
Norton-Velocette 499 cm3 Model 99/Venom Special c.1959
Frame no. P1483910
Engine no. VR1012
Après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le chef-d'œuvre conceptuel que fut le cadre « Featherbed » de Norton releva le comportement dynamique de la moto à un niveau tel que, par la suite et jusqu'à nos jours, il a servi de base à nombre de « spéciales » inventives dotées de routes sortes de moteurs.

Cet élégant exemple superbement construit sur la base d'un cadre de Dominator 99 a été commencé au début des années 1990 par Norman Wilson et probablement destiné à créer une machine de sprint équipée d'un moteur Viper 350 et d'une boîte Velocette. Vendue à la vente Bonhams de la collection Wilson en 2009, la Norton été achevée en 2014 avec un moteur réalésé à la cote du Venom, préparé avec double allumage et totalement reconstruit par Kevin Thurston Transmissions et équipé d'un carburateur par Martyn Bratby. Une fourche avant BSA-Triumph avec frein à deux mâchoires primaires, moyeu arrière Norton, roues en alliage, transmission primaire à courroie Thurston et système électrique Boyer-Bransden en 12 volts avec alternateur, tous les réservoirs en aluminium, kick-starter modifié et commandes reculées ne sont qu'une partie des impressionnantes modifications de cette machine. Avec de telles spécifications, plus un emblématique carénage « Dustbin », des factures pour plusieurs milliers de livres et un copieux dossier historique, cette « Nor-Vel » est une machine des plus attirantes, très « tendance », qui ne manquera pas d'attirer tous les regards dans toutes les réunions de connaisseurs. Nous recommandons un examen attentif de cette merveilleuse machine et les acheteurs potentiels devront s'assurer eux-mêmes de l'état mécanique et des spécifications de la moto avant d'enchérir. « WVS 602 » qui demandera un rodage soigneux après les vérifications d'usage est offerte avec un document V5C et le reçu des taxes valable jusqu'en mars 2015 au Royaume-Uni.

Footnotes

  • c.1959 Norton-Velocette 499cc Model 99/Venom Special
    Registration No. WVS 602
    Frame No. P1483910
    Engine No. VR1012

    Norton's post-war masterpiece of chassis design, the 'Featherbed' frame, set such a high standard in road-holding that, ever since and into the present day, it has been used as the basis for inventive 'specials' using every description of engine.

    This lovely and beautifully-crafted example based on a Dominator 99 chassis was commenced in the early 1990s by Norman Wilson, probably intended as a sprint bike engineered with a Viper 350 engine and Velocette 'box. Sold in Bonhams' sale of the Wilson collection in 2009, the Norton has since been completed in 2014 with an up-rated Venom-bored, twin-plug engine fully rebuilt by Kevin Thurston Transmissions and carburetted by Martyn Bratby. A BSA-Triumph front fork with 2LS brake, Norton rear hub, alloy wheels, Thurston belt primary drive, and 12-volt alternator/Boyer-Bransden electrics with alloy tanks throughout, as well as modified kick-starter and rear-sets are only some of this impressive machines' modifications. With such a huge specification, as well as an iconic 'Dustbin' fairing, bills on file for some thousands of pounds and a huge history file, this 'Nor-Vel' is a most attractive machine, absolutely on trend, which will undoubtedly turn heads at any motorcycle gathering. Close inspection of this wonderful machine is highly recommended and prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the mechanical condition and specification of the machine prior to bidding. WVS 602 will require running-in following the usual safety checks and is offered with V5C and tax until March 2015.

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