1968 Norton P11A - Stunning Restoration

1968 Norton P11A

Price: US $12,750.00
Item location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Make: Norton
Model: P11A
Year: 1968
Mileage: 1,156
VIN: P11125877
Engine size: 750
Vehicle Title: Clear

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I'm listing this machine for a long-time customer and good friend.

Iconic and rare. the P11 was built for the export market; primarily to the western US. where trail riding and desert racing was huge. American Bob Blair of ZDS Motors shoe-horned an Atlas twin engine into the Matchless G85CS frame. forks etc and sent it to the Norton folks at Plumstead as a prototype for a Norton that would blow away Triumph?€™s TR6C. Although it was a time consuming assembly. the newly created 745cc P11. P11a and Ranger were sold to the export scrambler market for two years and were a success not only for the struggling Norton financially but won the Mojave Desert racing titles for the two years they were produced. The market loved the styling and as such. the P11 influenced the new S Type that followed.

The 1967 P11 had the upswept pipes and the 1968 P11A sported low pipes with upswept silencers. As was the way back in the day. motorcycles were dated in the year sold rather than the year produced.  Hence this one is a ?€?68 P11A.

P11s had an Atlas twin 745cc engine with twin 930 concentric carbs. an alternator. cast alloy chain case and an AMC gearbox. This was fitted into the Matchless G85CS frame and came complete with AMC gaitered forks. AMC hubs and 7?€? brakes. They weighed 388 lbs. 52. 5HP @ 6400 rpm and could top out at 105mph.

Noted Canadian restoration expert Tim Bardsley restored this superb machine in the style of the P11; adding the rear sub-frame. seat. tail light. exhaust. etc and painting the bike in the P11 style.   Tim?€™s high-quality and attention to detail is clearly evident in the hi-resolution images on my Flickr Album.   To view the full-sized images on Flickr. click on the  icon on the lower right of any image page and you'll be able to download or view all sizes.

This matching number P11A was started. tested and carefully decommissioned for showroom display by the current owner.

VIN P11125877. Engine and Frame 125877

USA shipments: 

The machine is located in Burnaby. British Columbia. Canada (a suburb of Vancouver).   We can assist with world-wide shipping - our customers have used the following companies with very good results:

The current owner is prepared to transport the machine across the border to Blaine. WA and coordinate with a domestic US motorcycle carrier.   If you elect to go this route. please budget about $325. 00 for the related customs brokerage on top of the quote you get from a domestic US motorcycle shipper

Optionally. TFX International specialize in moving high-value vehicles across the border and can be reached at the number below.

Adam TFX International Specialized Vehicle Transport 11 City View Drive Etobicoke. ON M9W 5A5 Canada Phone 416. 243. 8531 Fax 416. 243. 8886 www. tfxinternational. co

International shipments:

Tony or Amanda Inter-Par Logistics Inc. 3845 Nashua Drive Mississauga. ON   L4V 1R3 Tel. : 905-678-1288 Fax: 905-678-1289 e-mail: tl@inter-par. com or sc@inter-par. com We're happy to answer any questions at steve@loudbike. com - or you can call me at 1. 613. 230. 7448 / 1. 613. 805. 5401.

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