27th Mar, 2024 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
Lot 352
 

1975 Norton Commando 850
2 owners from new

Sold for £6,210

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: KFP 209P
Frame No: 131591
Engine No: 33070
CC: 850
MOT: Exempt

  • Just two owners from new
  • Long-term second ownership 35 years
  • Mostly original from new
  • Old V5 and current V5C on file

The Norton Commando is a British Norton-Villiers motorcycle with an OHV pre-unit parallel-twin engine, produced from 1967 until 1977. Initially with 750cc (745cc), in 1973 it became 850cc (828cc). The larger 850 engine was introduced initially as an alternative to the 750, but as the sole option from late 1973. All 850 models were fitted with a front disc brake. During its ten years of production, the Commando was popular all over the world. In the UK it won the Motor Cycle News "Machine of the Year" award for five successive years from 1968-1972. Around 60,000 Commandos were made in total.

This 1975 Norton Commando 850 was purchased by the late owner in 1978 (receipt on file) The original owner was a policeman who used to ride Commandos in the force and when he retired he purchased this machine as new. After short-term ownership, it was then purchased by the late owner from Arther Prince in Loughborough for the sum of £795.00. The late vendor used the Norton more or less every day until 1981 when he decided that it was time to purchase a car. Then placed in the garage, it was started up from time to time to keep it in good order. Sadly, due the the vendor’s passing, the family has decided that it is time for someone to take over the Norton and get it back on the road again. The engine turns over with compression and moves with ease. Full recommissioning will be required before use. It comes complete with a current V5C, a 1978 bill of sale, and a Norton Commando workshop manual.

For more information, please contact:
Mike Davis
mike.davis@handh.co.uk
07718 584217

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 27th Mar, 2024

An auction of classic motorcycles & vintage scooters taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands. Venue Details

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