1972 Norton Commando Café Racer

1972 Norton Commando Café Racer

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Lot No: 123

1972 Norton Commando Café Racer

Frame no. 204727
Engine no. 204727

It is rare that one has the opportunity to purchase a motorcycle that is associated with a noted marque character. This Norton Commando is the work of two legends in the Norton world. The mechanical side of the restoration/conversion was done by Kenny Dreer. Dreer is best known in the Norton community as the man who traveled the world to round up the various rights to the Norton name. He then started Norton America, which revived the brand by designing and building the updated Norton 961 prototypes before the project passed on to British owners. The second legend is master metal smith, Evan Wilcox, known to racers and road riders alike as the craftsman who can provide either bodywork replicas in aluminum or new designs to customize a ride to an owner's specification.

This 750 Norton Commando is from the 1972 production run and has been completely refurbished by Dreer including the frame, engine, transmission and brakes. Even the alloy rims are new. Finishing the project is the stunning aluminum tank, seat, fenders and side panels by Wilcox. These are in the style of the 961 prototype. The aluminum is accented by black and red coach lines redolent of 50s Norton racers. The bodywork alone catalogs at something approaching $4,000. This café racer will allow a new owner a pride of ownership that few motorcyclists experience.


Estimate: $20,000 - 24,000

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Price $20,000 USD
Price Info Sold at Auction for $17,550 including buyers premium to auctioneer.
Type: Classic Vehicle / Collector Vehicle, Motorcycle
New or Used: Used
Year: 1972
Model: Commando Cafe Racer
Make: Norton

Motorcycles


Type & Features: Classic and Collector Motorcycles, Cafe Racer

For Sale at Auction


Auction Sale? Yes
Type of Auction Phone Bidding, Internet Bidding, On-site Registration, Retail Auction Event
Auction Date 05/14/2011
Auction Time 2:00 PM PST
Location Quail Lodge, Carmel, California
Name of Auction Bonham's Collectors' Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia
Auction Website http://www.bonhams.com/usa/auction/19391/lot/123/#

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Address 8205 Valley Greens Dr
City Carmel
State CA
Postal Code 93923
Country USA

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