1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890

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1967 Norton 750cc P11
Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890

Sold for US$ 6,325 inc. premium
1967 Norton 750cc P11
Frame no. 122890
Engine no. P11/122890
This iconic Norton-Matchless twin is rare, and in this condition, 'drop dead rare.' 'Norton-Villiers developed the P11 from the Norton Atlas as an export model for the growing sport of desert racing. Prototyped by Californian Norton distributor Bob Blair using the Atlas 750cc twin cylinder engine in a Matchless G85CS...Reynolds 531 lightweight steel frame. Blair might have been responding to requests from the importer, Joseph Berliner of Berliner Motor Corporation. The aim was to achieve the best possible power-to-weight ratio, so all the cycle parts were made as light as possible, with a small alloy fuel tank.'

The P11 was Norton's response to the Triumph TT Special and was made for only one year – 1967. The Norton 750 engine was mated to a Matchless-built 4130 chromoly frame for a supposed desert racer, but the P11 really excelled as a track racer when fitted with high compression pistons.

This bike comes with a VMCC Extract from Works Record to show that it is not the later P11A variant but rather the rare 1967 model. Frame and engine numbers match. The original steel Norton tank has been replaced with a Matchless aluminum tank. The bike retains the original and rare aluminum oil tank, original aluminum front and rear fenders, original skid plate rock guard and magneto. It is wired with a total-loss battery to power a small LED headlight and taillight.The compression ratio is higher than stock so the bike is quick. It was last serviced by Arizona British Bikes in 2018.

Saleroom notices

  • An Arizona title is available for this motorcycle and titled under the model year 1968.
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1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
1967 Norton 750cc P11 Frame no. 122890 Engine no. P11/122890
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