1974 Norton Commando 850 MkIIA Frame no. 320166 Engine no. 320166

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Lot 382
1974 Norton Commando 850 MkIIA
Registration no. PFE 860P Frame no. 320166 Engine no. 320166

Sold for £ 8,970 (US$ 11,966) inc. premium
1974 Norton Commando 850 MkIIA
Registration no. PFE 860P
Frame no. 320166
Engine no. 320166
The Commando's vibration-beating Isolastic frame enabled Norton Villiers successfully to prolong the life of their ageing parallel twin. Launched in 1967, the Commando used the preceding Atlas model's 750cc engine and AMC gearbox, and was an instant hit, being voted Motor Cycle News 'Machine of the Year' for five consecutive years. A little down on top speed compared to rivals such as BSA-Triumph's 750cc triples and Honda's CB750 four, the Commando more than made up for this minor deficiency with superior mid-range torque and steadier handling. Introduced in 1973, the '850' (actually 829cc) featured a larger bore, through-bolted cylinder block, stronger gearbox casting and an all-metal clutch among a host of other, more minor improvements. In 1974, a mildly revised MkII version was introduced featuring new colour schemes, while the MkIIA came with a quieter exhaust and larger airbox enabling it to meet European noise regulations.

Restored in 2019, this matching-numbers Commando comes with a Norton Certificate of Authenticity. The machine was manufactured in late 1974 for the export market (Sweden) and sold in 1976 (hence the 'P' registration). We are advised by the vendor that it is totally original with the exception of the side panels (commonly changed in the 1980s) and the front disc brake. Classed as an Historic Vehicle, the machine is exempt from MoT and road tax. The vendor says that it starts and runs very well, with no leaks or anything serious to report.

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.

Saleroom notices

  • The black paint contains metal flake, not to original spec.
Contacts
1974 Norton Commando 850 MkIIA Frame no. 320166 Engine no. 320166
1974 Norton Commando 850 MkIIA Frame no. 320166 Engine no. 320166
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1974 Norton Commando 850 MkIIA Frame no. 320166 Engine no. 320166
1974 Norton Commando 850 MkIIA Frame no. 320166 Engine no. 320166
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