Property of a deceased's estate, 1988 Norton 588cc Classic Frame no. LE091 Engine no. LE091

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Lot 553
Property of a deceased's estate, 1988 Norton 588cc Classic
Registration no. F805 NVT Frame no. LE091 Engine no. LE091

Sold for £ 12,075 (US$ 15,253) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1988 Norton 588cc Classic
Registration no. F805 NVT
Frame no. LE091
Engine no. LE091
Norton's rotary-engined roadster debuted in 1982 as the police-specification Interpol, though it would be 1987 before the motorcycling public got to sample the rotary's excellent handling and smooth, almost vibration-free engine in the form of the Classic. Conceived as a limited edition model - only 100 examples were made - the Classic is today one of the most collectible of modern Nortons.

Number '091' of the 100 built, this Classic was sold new to its late owner on 1st August 1988 and comes with its original plastic wallet containing the original factory log book, owner's manual, and embroidered patch. Additional paperwork consists of the original purchase invoice; various Service Release notifications; old/current V5/V5C documents; and 13 MoTs issued between 1991 and 2004. The tax disc in the (detached) holder expired on 31st July 2005 and it is believed the Classic has not been ridden since then. The current odometer reading is 4,200 miles. Also on file is a page of notes detailing various cleaning and servicing tasks undertaken in 2016 and 2019, including fitting new brake pads; stripping and cleaning the carburettors and fuel tap; and draining the fuel system (it should be noted that the filler cap is seized). Unused for some considerable time, the machine will require recommissioning or restoration to a greater or lesser extent and is sold strictly as viewed. Accordingly, prospective bidders must satisfy themselves as to the condition and completeness prior to bidding.

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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Property of a deceased's estate, 1988 Norton 588cc Classic Frame no. LE091 Engine no. LE091
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