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1961 Norton Manxman 650cc twin motorcycle

1961 Norton Manxman

Price: US $2,100.00
Item location: San Jose, California, United States
Make: Norton
Model: Manxman
Year: 1961
Mileage: 19,102
Color: Yellow
Engine size: 650
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Description

1960/1961 NORTON Manxman – Up for sale is a 1960/1961 Norton Manxman 650cc twin motorcycle brought back from the grave. This was purchased as ‘once a runner’ box of parts with matching frame. engine. Re-assembled. bought new seat. head rebuilt be a local shop and she started right up with a little tuning. When deciding if I should tear her down for a complete restoration or apply lipstick (tune her up nice) work called me for an overseas assignment and I jumped. Been sitting for almost 5 year in my garage and its time to pass her on to someone who will pamper and ride this rare classic. I believe this is the first year of the 650 twin production (646cc). Frame and engine read 18 94449 (see photos). This serial is difficult to put a finger on because it’s a rare unit. The #18 references all 650 Twins and the serial number #94449 indicates 1960/1961. This bike needs TLC – tank. tin. fenders have minor dents and nicks but very functional. Battery needs replacing for certain and the small oil seepage when sitting when last running - easy fixes as these are typical seal and backflow. In one of the photos you can see the original polychromatic blue paint on the petrol tank underside. This is not the factory provided dual carb - it is equipped with a single from a later model commando to get running. Handlebars and seat also known aftermarket commando style. The bike was in pieces when I bought it – the bike did not have registration when I bought it from back country in Arizona and does not include registration papers. Simple enough with your local highway patrol but something you will have to attend to. Again. it does not have registration and unknown when / where last registered. I’ve tried to be as honest and upfront about the bike. I’ve included a number of photos so you have a good idea of condition. These were taken after a quick wash so the liquid on the ground is water not oil :). The bike is available for viewing in San Jose. California by appointment and I am available all week and weekend. Shipping or local pickup will be the responsibility and at the cost of the winning bidder. I don’t have a truck but will do what I can to assist with transporting to local shipping center that you find. $500 deposit due within 48 hours via Paypal to deter poachers. From various Internet resources: - Rare : A single year production these 650’s were built from November 7th 1960 to September 1961. 654 of these units ever built. 1 exported to the Falkland Islands. 99 to Australia. 25 to Sweden and the rest to the USA. All Manxman’s produced had polychromatic blue paint with variations of frame and seat colors. -19 still in there original wooden boxes tucked a way in a warehouse in New Jersey -The First Norton Motorcycle with all new restyled 646cc Engine. -These machine were built one year before the 650SS. 650 De-lux. 650 Standard. -6 of these machines in Hollywood Movies and are still owned by movie stars From Wikipedia - Norton produced a custom touring 650 on November 7. 1960 for export only. sold in the US as the Manxman finished in polychromatic blue and a bright red seat with white piping and lots of chrome plating. and a special exhaust system only fitted to the manxman 650 twin . The Norton Manxman 650 twin had 52BHP and a top speed of over 120mph and the race machine developed by Hienzs Kragler had speeds of 150mph and won pebble beach races References: https://www. britishonly. com/pdf/framenumbers/Nortonengineandframenumbers. pdf http://www. bmh. com. au/norton/index. php?id=modelnum#engineframe

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