1925 Norton Model 18 look-a-like, running, great project with V5C doc
Price: £8 538 ≈ $10718 ≈ €9966
Item location: Burton-on-trent, UK
Seller notes: Bike starts and runs, and is rideable but not really road worthy, Needs thorough recommissioning and setting up or proper restoration. A very unusual and interesting project!
1925 Norton model 18 look-a-like, 500cc, running project with V5C doc
Here is a very interesting Norton flat-tank project!
Clearly a mixture of 1920's frame & 1930's engine & gearbox this bike could be made into a very practical vintage looking special.
It has clearly been together in this guise for a very long time.
It is registered with V5C doc, date of registration 3rd June 1925.
The bike starts and runs . The engine sounds excellent mechanically and doesn't smoke. You can tell it's a very robust, strong motor. It is just about rideable, the carburation is not brilliant and will need sorting. I've ridden it through the gears OK enough to realise this could be made into a really awesome machine!
Gearbox and clutch are all good.
There is no wiring / electrics on the bike but dynamo is fitted to mag /dyno.
Brakes are good, but rear pedal arrangement incorrect as pedal is too near footrest.
The bike comes with V5 c registration doc.
Registration number is BF9557 (cannot be transferred to another vehicle)
Frame number is 18002, engine number is W26028 These numbers match the V5C doc.
The bike is registered as a historic vehicle and therefore road tax is free and it is MOT exempt.
Cosmetically the bike is old and scruffy all over.
The petrol tank is in good condition but the cap is incorrect – it needs a 2” butterfly type cap similar to the one on the oil tank. The tank has not been lined internally but could do with a good clean out. Muck in the fuel line is contributing to poor carburation.
Wheels, rims and spokes are all sound but very old and cosmetically poor. Tyres front and rear are ancient. Dunlop universal front and Dunlop K70 rear. Both need replacing.
Seat is in good order.
There are two chipped fins on bottom of barrel (drive side) see pics.
Down pipe of exhaust is OK, a silencer of some sort would probably aid carburation as well.
There has clearly been a braze repair on the frame top cross bar and it has been tidied with filler which has cracked. The repair will need to be checked properly / improved but I think it is sound.
All in all this old Norton could be made into a really interesting, fun and even quite practical vintage – flat tanker. It would be a flying machine should the
carburation and fuel lines be sorted properly.
Selling as a great project in need of thorough recommissioning / restoration to make roadworthy with NO RESERVE & NO BUY IT NOW!
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Please note deposits are not required but please make contact as soon as possible at auction end if you're the lucky winner!On 30-May-21 at 18:17:15 BST, seller added the following information:
Just to be clear this is not an authentic 1925 Norton model 18.It's a look-a-like.It has been pointed out to me that the frame is probably a 1930's frame converted to accept the flat tank, it's not an original 1920's frame.The frame number must have been re-stamped (years ago) to match to the 1925 V5C. The bike has been recently been inspected and verified by DVLA and the up to date V5C is in my name.