1960 Norman 249cc B4 Sports Frame no. B4 9314T Engine no. 229D 11111

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Lot 290
1960 Norman 249cc B4 Sports
Registration no. 237 NKT Frame no. B4 9314T Engine no. 229D 11111

Sold for £ 3,220 (US$ 4,229) inc. premium
1960 Norman 249cc B4 Sports
Registration no. 237 NKT
Frame no. B4 9314T
Engine no. 229D 11111
Norman motorcycles were built in Ashford, Kent, well away from the industry's traditional Midlands home. Originally enamellers and platers, Norman turned to bicycle manufacture in the mid 1930s and exhibited its first powered two-wheelers - a 122cc lightweight and 98cc autocycle, both Villiers-engined - in 1938. The post-war range consisted of the autocycle and the B1 and B2 lightweights, of 122 and 197cc respectively. In 1955 Norman introduced its first twin-cylinder model, the TS, which was powered by the 242cc Anzani engine. This did not last long and by 1959 had been replaced by a new twin-cylinder model: the Villiers 2T-powered B3. In October 1960 the Norman twin received a new frame and larger fuel tank, becoming the B4. The B4 was available as either the Roadster or Sports, the latter boasting attractive café racer styling in the Italian manner.

This Norman B4 Sports was acquired by the late Norman Lowes in 2005 and is presented in restored condition, though it is not known when it was last used. Re-commissioning and the customary safety checks will be required before returning it to the road. Accompanying paperwork consists of an old-style V5C registration document.

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1960 Norman 249cc B4 Sports Frame no. B4 9314T Engine no. 229D 11111
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