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Bonhams 1793 Ltd – Motorcycle dept
101 New Bond Street, London
Tel:  020 8963 2817
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0000 NORTON 499CC MANX REPLICA (LOT 438) SOLD by Auction

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  • £16,000 Auction Estimate
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Price £16,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Motorcycles
Make Norton
Year 0000
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 020 8963 2817
Status Trade
Date 22-Jul-2020
Ref C1248361
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Summer Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.

Friday 14 August Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 212) 10am
Saturday 15 August Motorcycles (Lot 301 - 462) 10am
Sunday 16 August Motorcycles (Morbidelli Collection) (Lot 501 - 704) 10am

In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.

Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.

Wednesday 12 August 1pm to 5pm
Thursday 13 August 9am to 5pm
Friday 14 August 9am to 5pm
Saturday 15 August 9am to 5pm (Lots 501-704 only)

Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register.

Hangar 113
Bicester Heritage
Buckingham Road
OX26 5HA

Today the popularity of the Manx Norton in classic racing remains undiminished, with original examples racing alongside replicas of differing specification produced by specialist manufacturers worldwide. The superb Manx replica offered here was built a few years ago by an ex-racer with extensive in-period experience of competing on these machines. New parts were sourced from well-known specialists: the replica frame being supplied by Tony Dunnell, the crankcases by Andy Molnar, the clutch by Bob Newby, and the magnesium-cased six-speed gearbox by Mick Hemmings. Boasting over-square bore/stroke dimensions of 93x73.5mm, the engine incorporates a one-piece crankshaft (machined from an 80-ton forging), Cosworth shell bearings, an Omega forged piston, an original Norton cylinder head (modified), and titanium inlet and exhaust valves. Breathing via a new Mikuni VM 44mm carburettor and sparked by Interspan twin-plug ignition, the engine is estimated to produce around 56bhp, a considerable improvement over an original Manx. Other noteworthy features include 18" wheels and a Fontana front brake. Following completion, the machine was tested by the vendor at the 'Belgian Classic TT' at Geddine in 2015, successfully completing 44 laps. Offered with sundry invoices, this extremely well specified Manx replica is a potential race winner in the right hands. The owner is willing to answer and questions from prospective purchasers.

£16,000 - 20,000
€18,000 - 22,000

As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

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