Post Listing Update: This Commando did not meet reserve despite 68 bids up to $11,150.
One of my favorite sellers is selling off what’s left of his inventory (like last week’s lovely Benelli), which means you and I get to admire some beautiful motorcycles that are about to get new owners. Here’s a ‘period hot rod cafe racer’ loaded with Norvil and Norman Hyde parts, “built as if you walked into the dealership in 1969, bought a Commando, and then asked Norton for all the most expensive performance parts available.”
This started as a S-Type, which was one of the fastest Commandos from the factory thanks to uprated cams and unique gearing. For more on what made the S special, check out this short article on Classic British Motorcycles. Obviously, this bike (VIN: 132238) is a bit different. It’s one of the prettiest Commandos I’ve ever seen – really my only gripe is the style of the oil pressure gauge.
The seller has had it for 5 years and in a collection of great bikes, he considers this his prized possession that he’s only letting go for a vintage car. Highlights of the work include a handmade bare aluminum tank, Norvil seat, and aftermarket fender – all the bodywork is styled after the Production Racer, sans the large fairing. You’ll also get Tomaselli bars, a Norman Hyde fork brace, OEM Production Racer gauges, Boyer electronic ignition, Marzocchi shocks, Norman Hyde rear sets…the list goes on and on, and it’s full of choice period upgrades.
Find this Commando S for sale in Stockton, New Jersey with bidding up to $2,425 and the reserve not yet met