Sunday 2 September 2012

1928 Model CS1 Norton - Sold

Sold For sale by John in the UK; a 1928 CS1 Norton. Raced very successfully between 1958 and 1975 since when it has been slumbering in a shed. Offers invited in the region of £15,000.

John: "The front forks are Webbs of the braced type as used by Alec Bennett in the 1925 TT. These are very rare and I have never seen another pair. All changes to the frame were made prior to my ownership 55 years ago. The front brake comprises of two 7 inch drums of Norton's own 1931 style manufactured from genuine Norton parts as permitted at the time under Vintage Club Racing Rules.

The inlet valve was damaged during the bikes last race, I am unsure as to the extent of the damage, some replacement parts may be required when the engine is stripped I may be able to provide these.

A "Log Book" was issued by Surrey County Council in 1958 as a re-constructed Machine. It was ridden on the road for a few months only so that I could get the hang of it. Frame number 32094, engine number 38484 in the log book; this crank case is included. The engine has since been replaced by number 37048 but this is not registered in the log book. The majority of the awards in the picture below were won on this machine.

There is a picture of the bike in flight in Cyril Aytons book International Norton Superprofile page 47 (below)"