Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1956 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Frame no. L122 68911 Engine no. 68911 L122

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Lot 216
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1956 Norton 497cc Dominator 88
Registration no. not registered Frame no. L122 68911 Engine no. 68911 L122

Sold for £ 6,325 (US$ 8,718) inc. premium
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection
1956 Norton 497cc Dominator 88
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. L122 68911
Engine no. 68911 L122
In November 1951 Norton's 500cc twin-cylinder engine found a new home in the racing singles' 'Featherbed' duplex frame. Initially for export only, the newcomer - titled 'Dominator 88' - was the first production Norton roadster to feature the lightweight, race-proven chassis. Updated year by year, the Dominator had received an alloy cylinder head, full-width hubs, welded rear sub-frame, alternator electrics, and coil ignition by the decade's end and - for 1960 - the narrower 'slimline' Featherbed frame among countless other improvements. Motor Cycle magazine clocked 92mph on an '88' in 1957 and, needless to say, the handling and roadholding were found to be first class. This beautiful Dominator 88 was purchased in October 2003 from Worldvista Ltd and restored for the Museum by Worldvista's Michael Bell (purchase receipt on file). Further restoration has been carried out by the Museum, as commemorated by the attached silver plaque. The machine's mechanical condition is not known; accordingly, prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves with regard to its condition, completeness, correctness, or otherwise prior to bidding.

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Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1956 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Frame no. L122 68911 Engine no. 68911 L122
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1956 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Frame no. L122 68911 Engine no. 68911 L122
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1956 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Frame no. L122 68911 Engine no. 68911 L122
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1956 Norton 497cc Dominator 88 Frame no. L122 68911 Engine no. 68911 L122
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