Post-Listing Update: This Norton N15CS Desert Racer was pulled off of eBay after bidding hit $4,494.44, but the final sale price is unknown.
After Norton moved production to Plumstead in the early 60s, they had a few leftover engines from the less-than-popular Atlas line. They threw those engines into Matchless frames to create a series of hybrids under the Norton, Matchless, and AMC names – possibly the most confusing time in the history of the British firm. One of desert racers that was created was the Norton N15CS (CS stood for Competition Spring), and while it was based on the Atlas Scrambler, it got modified front forks, rubber gaiters, a slimmer seat, and a lovely Candy Apple Red finish for both the Norton N15CS and the AMC G15 equivalent.
Featuring a 750cc twin, the ’67 bikes got slimmer mudguards, a new petrol tank and a more modern looking seat, and the bike was then re-branded as a “Street Scrambler”. Just 1,000 were built between ’64 and ’67. Drivetrain specs were simple – 5-speed transmission, chain drive, and Amal concentric carbs to take care of the fueling.
This specific Norton N15CS is a numbers matching bike that still features original paint. You’ll get plenty of paperwork, extra literature, and all the factory tools, including some specialized pieces. This bike has spent its entire life in Alberta, and has been within the same family for all 46 years.
Find this Norton N15CS for sale here on eBay with bidding up to $8,500 and the reserve met in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.