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Lot 425: Norton Model 7 Dominator

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

Norton jumped aboard the vertical-twin bandwagon in 1949 when it introduced the Model 7 Dominator. The new 500cc engine went into the existing ES2 plunger-frame/tele-fork cycle parts, a marriage that necessitated a redesign of Norton's well-proven four-speed gearbox. The Model 7's first major revision arrived in 1953 in the form of a new swinging-arm frame. The model was dropped at the end of 1955 but the same basic cycle parts were used for a 600cc successor, the Model 77, while the 500cc engine continued in the Featherbed-framed Dominator. This example of a rare Norton model made for little more than one year is offered with French Carte Grise. It should be noted that the engine number appears to have been re-stamped.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number425
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€4500
Hammer Price (inc premium)€5175
Year1953
Condition rating
Registration number6529 VE 61
Mileage-
Chassis number48480
Engine number48480
Engine capacity (cc)500
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors