1936 Norton 490cc Model 18 Frame no. 58498 Engine no. 62253

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Lot 321
1936 Norton 490cc Model 18
Registration no. OSL 339 Frame no. 58498 Engine no. 62253

£ 9,500 - 10,500
US$ 12,000 - 13,000
Amended
1936 Norton 490cc Model 18
Registration no. OSL 339
Frame no. 58498
Engine no. 62253
After debuting on the racetrack, a road-going version of Norton's new overhead-valve roadster - the Model 18 - was catalogued for 1923, quickly establishing a reputation for both speed and reliability. The Model 18 retained its essentially Vintage characteristics until 1931 when the range was extensively redesigned, dry-sump lubrication and a rear-mounted magneto being standardised. There were numerous improvements made to the engine throughout the 1930s, while Norton's own four-speed foot-change gearbox replaced the old Sturmey Archer in 1935. This Model 18 was restored by Norton specialist Les Belcher in 2000 and since then has only been used for Oxford Section VMCC meetings and runs. It has the wide hubs with enclosed wheel bearings, a feature now rare. A 'Brooklands Can' silencer and total loss lighting (using a 6-volt gel battery) are the only notified deviations from factory specification. Described as in good condition and running well, the machine is offered with old/current V5/V5C registration documents and a quantity of expired tax discs and MoTs.

Saleroom notices

  • This Lot is offered with a V5C and not an old style V5 as per the catalogue. The machine was ridden to the Sale by the vendor.
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1936 Norton 490cc Model 18 Frame no. 58498 Engine no. 62253
1936 Norton 490cc Model 18 Frame no. 58498 Engine no. 62253
1936 Norton 490cc Model 18 Frame no. 58498 Engine no. 62253
1936 Norton 490cc Model 18 Frame no. 58498 Engine no. 62253
1936 Norton 490cc Model 18 Frame no. 58498 Engine no. 62253
1936 Norton 490cc Model 18 Frame no. 58498 Engine no. 62253
1936 Norton 490cc Model 18 Frame no. 58498 Engine no. 62253
1936 Norton 490cc Model 18 Frame no. 58498 Engine no. 62253
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