manx norton 500 ex race bike 1950s
Price: £15 000 ≈ $18937 ≈ €17516
Item location: East Markham, Newark, Nottinghamshire, UK
very rare manx norton 500 ex race bike in excellant condition and having just been fully restored and prepared for racing again. originally used by potts racing team of bellshill glasgow . payment prefered cheque . ankers draft . bank transfer. r cash. collection only . tel 07880554734 for mor details.
here is a write up from the previous owner with some detail of the bikes history and spec of bike
frame number 52955 dated aug 1953. supplied by factory to a Tom Davies - manchester for Kieft F3 race car -engine and gearboxand rolling chassis. old on to Cooper of Troon and then onto potts of Bellshill. it was then used by them as a haul chassis for engine developmentand was used by Bob Macintyre and Allistair Kinguntill sold to Bill Robertson of Alloa in 1957in complete form with blown up 400 motor. I acquired this bike by part exchanging a 350 gold star and a box of spares. and moved to grat street St. Lochee. It was rebuilt by S. Topen and then raced as Topen/norton special for 3 years then placed into storageat redford untill 1973/4 then moved to cranfield during 1981/2 then to vat hangers in 1996/7.
rebuild was then started using genuine manx parts and summerfield/petty parts. general spec. frame norton early build . ear wheel original manx . ront wheel special Faron . tls brake in faron hub. front forks -mag sliders -mac potts yokes . Sprint alloy tank. bartel standard manx oil tank . ob Newby built drive and clutch. Engine original manx crank cases -petty summerfield. fly wheel original. summerfield barrel and petty cylinder head. summerfield camm box. s. r. mag and G. P. 1/2ins carb. also original frame swinging arm. . ob Newby belt drive primary S. R. mag . riginal G. P. carb. fontana pattern front hub . riginal rear hub . nd summerfield gear box.
I would like to add that above is write up by the previous owner Mr S Topen but any potential buyer must come and view and make up your own mind as to the accuracy of the bikes spec.
p. s. two numbers on englne crankcase ba37969 and 14978.
tel 07880 554734