TRACKMASTER 750 Vintage MX MotoCross Enduro Desert SIMONS CURNUTT custom build

1970 Norton 750 Desert Commando

Price: US $12,500.00
Item location: New River, Arizona, United States
Make: Norton
Model: 750 Desert Commando
Type: Off-Road
Year: 1970
Mileage: 100
Color: Yellow
Engine size: 750
Vehicle Title: Clear
Contact seller: Contact form

1970 Norton 750Trackmaster Vintage Off-RoadCommando Desert racerNO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OR BUYERS UNLESS BUYER MAKES ALL ARRANGEMENTS. and only then if I am CONTACTED IN ADVANCE. Trackmaster oil-in-frame built specifically for desert racing-- beautiful original nickel finish. Custom Trackmaster swingarm with dual shock positions. 1970 Norton 750 Commando motor - balanced & blueprinted w/extensive head work. Norton 4 speed transmission - blueprinted. Massey Ferguson points Magneto ignition. Custom built aluminum desert skid plate protects all vitals. Vintage Hurst Airheart drilled disc brakes w/stainless braided lines ? front & rear (cutting edge trick for 1970's). Leo St. Martin high seat w/ new velour seat cover. Steve Simons 38mm forks & triples. Charles Curnutt long travel desert shocks. Buchanan built wheels w/custom stainless hubs and stainless steel spokes. Dynamic Machine rear and front axles. Charlie Cavallo open megaphone dual exhaust (these are a work of art). 40mm Del-Lorto carburetor w/ K&N filter & ACK intake manifold. Charlie Cavallo custom primary housing. Custom billet aluminum magneto cover & various bits. Lightened bolts and nuts (mostly titanium & aluminum). Lightened sprockets and discs. Vesco desert tank. 1970 vintage Husqvarna aluminum fenders with custom mounting brackets (see last photo). Preston Petty front #plate / tool box w/vintage desert number plate. 3. 25x21 front tire and 5. 00x18 rear. All high risk bolts & nuts were safety wired for racing. This is a loud. brash. in your face vintage desert sled. If you're caught behind this bike while racing then you'd be in trouble--if the sound from those open megaphones don't kill you then the roost from that rear tire will. It is beyond trick--beyond 'works' even---it truly is a one-of-a-kind bike and would be impossible to duplicate now. I purchased this bike from the original owner/builder (the son of a famous Hollywood western film star of the 1950's) who had informed me that he had lost count of all the $$ he had invested in this bike. His estimate was 'somewhere around $40. 00 or upwards over the years'. He told me that he had always wanted the ultimate MX/desert bike so in 1970 he contacted Trackmaster Racing Frames (who were famous for their short and long track flat-track frames) and specifically requested that they custom build him a motocross / grand prix desert frame for a Norton 750 motor that would have the longer rake steering angle for high speed tracking & stability. He paid them what was a small fortune at the time and waited forever. as Trackmaster was up to their eyeballs making their legendary flat track frames. The wait was worth it though because what you see here is now a one-of-a-kind / 'only one in the world' frame. Bike started out with conventional Betor short travel suspension and eventually evolved into the bike you see here. He spent ridiculous amounts of $$ on every trick part he could find or have custom built. since his budget was unlimited. This bike was raced---improved upon---and raced again until it evolved into the long travel incarnation you see here. I doubt that there is another bike even remotely like this anywhere in the world and I sincerely doubt that anyone could duplicate this bike today. at any cost.  Most of these parts are one off. and the ones that aren't are surely unobtainable now. Take a close look at those wheels & sprockets. the engine & exhaust. the carb & intake. the footpegs and brake arm. etc.  Over 40 years of time and bucket loads full of money have gone into turning a British heavyweight into this lightweight fighting machine. This is the one and only 750 Norton desert frame that was ever built by Trackmaster. Original nickel plate finish still shines like new. THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND BIKE AND SHOULD GO INTO A TOP LEVEL VMX OR OFF ROAD RACING COLLECTION OR MUSEUM.  In all my years of collecting these bikes I've never run across another one even remotely like it. Bike has very few miles on it since it was restored. Please use ZOOM feature and check out the photos carefully. ---SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER PURCHASE AND PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS---

Bike is ready for YOUR RACE PREP prior to riding or racing it.

Please look at photos and ask questions (USE zoom FEATURE). This is your best way to determine it's condition so PLEASE LOOK CLOSELY AND ASK QUESTIONS if unclear about anything.

Az-Mike 623-465-0636. Feel free to call anytime.

This bike has NO TITLE ---No odometer so Mileage is an ESTIMATE; please see bike's condition and decide mileage for yourself.

PAYMENT: I accept a $250 DEPOSIT only through payal. I will NOT ACCEPT full payment through paypal. Any balance of funds are due within 7 days via; cash in person. wire transfer. personal check. bank check. Bike does not leave my possession until all funds have cleared my bank. Please only bid if you intend to follow through with the purchase. I will use eBay's unpaid item dispute feature to their full extent if I am pushed into doing so. See below.

DISCLAIMER: This is a USED vintage dirt racing motorcycle that comes WITHOUT any warranty or guarantee of any kind. Bike is sold in used and as-is condition. I have supplied many detailed photos (with zoom feature) and these tell the story. so please look closely and ask questions if needed.

SHIPPING: USA--I have an arrangement with a good. honest. reliable shipper using an 18 wheeler rig (enclosed) to get these bikes just about anywhere in the USA for anywhere between 200-500 bucks depending on where you live in relation to Phoenix. AZ. All shipping costs are the responsibility of buyer but I can help arrange shipping for you if needed. Pick up is preferred.

SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL--I can help with that but you must CONTACT ME FIRST! This bike does NOT have a title. so getting out of USA and into yours will be relatively HARD and EXPENSIVE. All shipping costs and arrangemnts are the responsibility of buyer but I can help arrange the DOMESTIC (USA) PART OF YOUR SHIPPING ONLY. Pickup is preferred. If you are an international bidder you must CONTACT ME FIRST otherwise I will cancel your bid.

REGARDING LOW-ZERO FEEDBACK BIDDERS - I have had NOTHING BUT TROUBLE with zero-5 feedback bidders walking away from their purchases. THEREFORE--If you have ZERO FEEDBACKS I will automatically CANCEL YOUR BID. and less than 5 feedbacks showing I might DELETE/CANCEL your bids unless you CALL ME FIRST to discuss. I'm really sorry to do this to all the honest and legitimate ebayers who are new. but it seems like the vast majority of ebay newbies are flakes and simply ruin the auctions for everyone. REMEMBER--If you REALLY WANT IT you must CALL ME to discuss first. Thanks for understanding--Az-Mike 623-465-0636

SEARCH: Cheney Rickman Champion Redline BSA Triumph AJS Matchless Greeves UK Britain Villiers Banks KSI knobby shop international Clews CCM

HEY GUYS --I've had several emails asking me what $$ I'll actually take for the bike. I just lowered the buy it now down to $12. 00 and I'm not going to lower it any further. The absolute bare minimum offer I'll even look at from a buyer is $11K. but I'm not going to promise that I'll actually accept something that low. If you're really interested in this bike please make your offers and take your chances. Otherwise. hit the buy-it-now and buy the bike for roughly 1/3 what it cost to build. I can't do any better than this otherwise I'll just keep it in my personal collection. I go out to my shop at least once a week and stare at this thing. and every time I do it just makes me smile. Thanks for your interest.


Also published at