Lot 3435

Sold for £9,800

Lot details

A 1921 Norton Model 1 Big Four 6, engine No. BA2667, frame number 4674, single cylinder side valve 82 x 100, 633cc engine, Sturmey Archer hand change gear box with kick start, chain drive with dummy belt rim rear brake and cycle type stirrup front brake, vertical hand oil pump with sight glass, good compression, Bosch magneto with spark, twin lever carburettor control, P&H acetylene gas headlamp and generator set, the rear lamp is incorrect, P&H sidecar lamp, good but relatively recent saddle, this model was intended for sidecar work. A very original machine in good 'barn find' condition, ideal for re-conditioning as is or for full restoration.

With V5 which gives No. as SL9758

During the First World War, the Russians ordered several of this model, but they were probably not delivered due to the 1917 revolution. Shortly before he died 'Pa Norton' (the company founder) toured South Africa on a Big Four.


Condition report

Not running, but engine turns and has good compression.

Magneto faulty.

Purchased 1976, now a barn-find consigned from a deceased estate.

Condition reports must be considered as a matter of opinion and not fact.


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