c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R

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Lot 330
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R

£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 8,500 - 11,000
Amended
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. 91389 14R
This motorcycle built was a tribute to the late Tom Phillis, who rode the works Norton 'Domiracer' to a sensational 3rd place in the 1961 Isle of Man Senior TT with a best lap of 100.36mph. The machine Phillis rode had a 'low-boy' variation of the legendary Featherbed frame, but for production events the factory was obliged to continue using the standard item. This promising debut ought to have heralded the introduction of an over-the-counter version, but Norton decided to stick with the Manx and the Domiracer project was shelved. Following the AMC takeover and Norton's relocation to Woolwich in 1963, the bikes and spares were sold off to Reg Dearden and Paul Dunstall.

Built over a two-year period by Robert McDowell, the machine offered here differs from the original Domiracer in a number of ways: the frame is a 'wideline' Featherbed from a roadster; the conical hubs are Triumph; the primary drive is by modern belt; and a BTH self-generating electronic magneto has replaced the old Lucas K2F. The fuel and oil tanks are by Bartel Engineering and the seat by Bill Roberts Race Fittings, while other components were supplied by RMG Motors, Central Wheel Components, Norvil, Unity Equipe, and the Cylinder Head Shop. The machine was completed in April 2007 and is believed to have remained unused since then.

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c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R
c.1960 Norton 500cc 'Domiracer' Replica Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 91389 14R
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