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1936 Norton

$ 14,100

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It is with a heavy heart that I must sell my Pre-War Norton ES2 Motorcycle. (500cc Single, 4-speed gearbox). I love this bike and have owned it for many years going to great pains to restore it back to original, searching worldwide for correct, original or NOS parts. If you know your Nortons, look carefully at the photos and note the attention to detail. Original cloth wiring harness, Lycett seat, Lucas Altete horn, correct speedo, Dunlop tires and he list goes on.  The gas tank is and original item (not an Indian re-pop) that I had beautifully chromed at great expense along with the oil tank and then hand painted exactly as it was from the factory! (I had the original and photographed it before they began work)  I even have an ORIGINAL 1936 TAX DISC! It runs beautifully and is super reliable. I have travelled far, far from home on it and it just keeps thumping away. It has won trophies and every event its been shown. I honestly had planned on having this for the rest of my life, but dwindling finances forces sale. Any pre-war motorcycle is hard to find, and these old British bikes are highly desirable with prices gong up every year. As people find the and squirrel them away in collections, getting your hands on one is getting near impossible. I can’t remember the last time I saw a pre-war British bike listed on eBay. So, don’t miss this opportunity, you will not be disappointed. The mileage shown is what is on the odometer and should not be considered accurate as the bike has been rebuilt. Any inspection invited, but before the auction ends please. If you are the high bidder, the bike is yours. Do your research, then just bid as high as you can and keep your fingers crossed. Please don’t ask my reserve. Good Luck!BTW: I let most of the air out of the tires when I put the bike away for the winter, I went to re-inflate the today and couldn’t find the pump! (Daughter is prime suspect!) Anyway, I wanted to get this auction started on Sunday and that’s why the front tire is flat. The rear light lens also got broken as I was parking it for the winter, I believe I ordered one, so it should be around somewhere. These pics aren’t the greatest, but the sun wouldn’t cooperate, I will see if I can inflate the tires and shoot some more in the next couple of days. 

On Apr-30-17 at 16:03:05 PDT, seller added the following information:

Here’s a bit of History. The ES2 was the model just below the CS1 and above the Model 18 in the Norton Catalogue.

Norton built its first overhead valve single in 1923, the 500cc Model 18. An instant success both on the street and the track, a Model 18 took Alec Bennett to the winner’s podium at the Isle of Man TT in 1924.

In 1927, Bennett again won the TT, but this time on a new Norton, the CS1 with its Walter Moore-designed overhead camshaft engine. In 1928, the “cammy” CS1 appeared in Norton’s catalog, together with a new street bike using an overhead valve engine that borrowed heavily from the CS1, the ES2. All three machines shared the same 79mm bore by 100mm stroke, numbers used on every road-going 500cc Norton single for 40 years until the last ES2 of 1963. Though almost identical to the Model 18 on paper, the ES2 included many detail improvements over the 18 and was sold alongside it until the Model 18 was dropped in 1947.

On May-03-17 at 06:45:28 PDT, seller added the following information:

UPDATE: I just inflated the tires and pushed in out in the sunshine to shoot a few more pics. The drips on the floor are fuel. The petcocks have cork washers in them that dries out when not used / parked over winter and needs time to absorb the gas and swell so they seal properly. (Gotta love old technology!)

On May-04-17 at 07:25:52 PDT, seller added the following information:

I just pulled out my papers for the
bike. I’ve owned this bike almost 15 YEARS! I bought the Norton in September
2002 from Scott Hall a wealthy industrialist in Wichita, Kansas. Back then he
told me that he had the Norton in his collection along with several Brough
Superiors and that his wife used to ride is, but that she since had
graduated to an SS80 and that it wasn’t getting used. It was in good
‘driver’ condition example then, but I’ve spent the past 15 years hunting down
and restoring original parts to return the bike to its former glory. It seems
Scott has progressed to even older American Iron and other vehicles in his
large collection. See: 

 

http://www.kansas.com/cars/article1089475.html

 

and

 

http://www.elberthall.com/Page_2.php

 

 

 

I’m having a hard time letting this
go folks. Every day when I leave for work and see it sitting in the garage I am
reminded just how handsome and rare this is. It’s not that you could never find
another ES2, but you would look a LONG time to find another this correct and in
this condition.

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jeff_the_chef

Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut


May 6, 2017 8:47 pm