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1954/5 NORTON 348CC MANX MODEL 40M (LOT 439) SOLD by Auction

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  • £15,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1954
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Price £15,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Motorcycles
Make Norton
Model MANX MODEL 40M
Year 1954
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 020 8963 2817
Status Trade
Date 22-Jul-2020
Ref C1248366
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Summer Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.

SALE TIMES
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

VIEWING
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.

VIEWING TIMES
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)

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
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.

AUCTION ADDRESS
Hangar 113
Bicester Heritage
Buckingham Road
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 5HA


1954/5 NORTON 348CC MANX MODEL 40M (LOT 439)
FRAME NO. J10M2 57859
ENGINE NO. K10M 62506 (SEE TEXT)
The history of this machine is a fascinating web of some of the best-known names of post-war Norton racing. Purchased by the previous late owner from Rex McCandless, he was told by McCandless that it had been ridden by Bob Mcintyre, although sadly this is unconfirmed. Norton factory records reveal the frame of this machine was despatched from the factory to the famous Norton rider Denis Parkinson on 16th April 1954. At some time, the engine of this bike, unsurprisingly for a racer, has been replaced. Norton factory records confirm the replacement engine was initially used in an 'Ex-Works racer' and the date code in the number places it in 1955. Having been used by Norton and presumably reconditioned, it was then despatched to Reg Dearden on 22nd August 1956 under his company name of Chorlton Light Cars. It is no surprise that he was favoured with the previous year's Works engines, such as this. How Dearden's engine, coupled with Parkinson's chassis, came to be owned by Rex Mcandless is unknown. Reg Dearden sponsored countless riders including stars such as Geoff Duke, Gary Hocking, Dave Chadwick, John Hartle, George Catlin, and Terry Shepherd. Believed unused since the mid-1960s, the machine will require re-commissioning at the very least and possibly more extensive restoration before further use. Sold strictly as viewed, it comes with a Norton Owners Club dating certificate.

£15,000 - 20,000
€17,000 - 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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