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Lot 429: Norton ES2

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

Introduced at the 1927 Motor Cycle Show, the ES2 sports roadster used the Model 18's overhead-valve engine in the cradle frame of the overhead-camshaft CS1, and from then onwards the 'ES2' designation was always applied to Norton's top-of-the-range overhead-valve single. The ES2 was built in several versions during a production run lasting until 1963, though the engine dimensions of 79x100mm bore/stroke - first adopted in 1911 - remained unchanged to the end. Post-war developments included the adoption of the Roadholder telescopic front fork (1947), an alloy cylinder head (1955), alternator electrics (1959) and the slim-line version of the Featherbed frame (1961). An older restoration, this ES2 is offered with French Carte Grise normale. It should be noted that the engine number has been re-stamped.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
Lot Number429
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€6000
Hammer Price (inc premium)€6900
Condition rating
Registration number5296 SG 53
Chassis numberC4 117751
Engine numberC4 117751CT
Engine capacity (cc)490
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors