With a staggering 30 year production run (1933-1963), Norton’s Model 50 featured a 350cc single and would eventually get a Featherbed frame in 1959. The model was initially designed by Edgar Franks, who would also go on to create Norton’s oil bath primary chain case, Norton’s first telescopic forks, their famous aforementioned Featherbed frame, and even the legendary Manx model.
The seller of this example acquired it from a private party in California who had previously imported it from a museum that closed and auctioned off its inventory through Bonhams. He’s had it for at least eight years and the bike has had plenty of work during that time. He says that it now starts on the first or second kick and it’s good for “40-45 mph.”
Find this Model 50 for sale in Saint Paul, Minnesota with bidding up to $8,900 here on eBay.
The seller is also letting go of a 1972 Triumph Daytona 500 here on eBay.