1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None

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Lot 445
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M
Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None

Sold for £ 19,550 (US$ 24,611) inc. premium
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M
Frame no. Not visible
Engine no. None
• Raced in the TT from 1963 to 1973
• Seeley PGT 5 speed gearbox
• Four leading shoe front brake
• Enclosed valve springs
• Prepared in period by Ray Petty
• Mitsubishi magneto

This 350 Manx was collected from the Norton Bracebridge Street factory in November 1962 by the present owner, 'Monty' Buxton. It was purchased by Monty's sponsor, Reginald Satchwell, for Monty to race. It was the start of a long and happy relationship with the machine stretching to the present day. This Manx, together with a 500 model (also offered in this sale), was raced extensively thereafter at many short circuit meetings, and in Monty's hands achieved good results at a number, including wins at Scarborough and Cadwell Park. He also competed in the TT in 1963 and 1964, earning 15th place in 1963, and 28th in 1964. In 1963 Monty Buxton held the 350-class lap record on this bike on the Silverstone club course. He also raced a 250cc Royal Enfield in the Thruxton 500, partnered by John Hartle, the team being managed by Geoff Duke.

Monty retired from racing at the end of 1964, and the 350 Manx was ridden for a short time by Tony Ward. Barry Randle took over the saddle and ran both of Monty's machines in the TT from 1965 to 1969, most notably achieving a 3rd place in the Senior race in 1968. Following Barry, the bike was raced by Peter Elmore, before Peter Robson became the last rider, competing in the Manx Grand Prix classic races from 1991 to 1995. Much of the engine preparation work on the 350 was carried out by legendary tuner Ray Petty, and some of his handwritten notes, both original and photocopies, can be found in the accompanying documents.

When Monty's friend and sponsor, Reginald Satchwell, passed away, he bequeathed the 350 Manx to Monty in his will. When it became uncompetitive it was left to languish for some time before the owner entrusted it to the Summerfield brothers for engine rebuilding and restoration in 2011, and paperwork relating to this is on file.

As one would expect, this bike has, over time, undergone changes, improvements and modifications to enhance its performance, make it more reliable, and generally more user-friendly. These include the enclosed coil spring conversion, the four-leading shoe front brake, the belt primary drive, the Mitsubishi magneto, and the five speed gearbox. At some time also, the engine has evidently had a replacement set of crankcases which are unstamped.

Paperwork accompanying this Manx comprises the aforementioned restoration paperwork and notes by Petty, a parts list, a TT programme for 1964, and a Mallory Park national road races programme for June 1964. A spare 5-gallon Petrol tank accompanies this machine.
Prospective purchasers should note that this machine has had little use since restoration in 2011, so will need light re-commissioning prior to use.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
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1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
1962 Norton 348cc Manx Model 40M Frame no. Not visible Engine no. None
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