Norton 500 "Inter"
|Model:||Model 30 International (plunger)|
|Condition:||Nearly Concours (2)|
Rarely do we find such an unmolested well preserved road racing machine with the same frame, engine, gearbox and registration number after all these years. This particular Model 30, fitted with the optional plunger rear suspension, left the factory on 25th May 1939 for the Southampton Dealer; Alec Bennett; and was registered CTR 891 on 3rd June 1939. The original RF60 Log Book confirms all this, as do the factory records extracted by the Norton Owners Club and these and other documents on file provide the provenance often sought by serious collectors and appreciated by all. There are only five former keepers recorded on the V5C Registration Document. The engine has been rebuilt very recently by Barry Stickland and as you can hear sounds as sweet as they come. Some of the very recent work includes renovation and painting of the fuel and oil tanks and taps, new clutch and engine sprocket, carb rebuilt by Martin Bratby and Magneto rebuilt by Tony Cooper. The engine and gearbox work was done by Barry Stickland and included new omega piston, cam followers, new "Top Hat" sleeve and the gearbox now has the long "Daytona" first gear and new 2nd and 3rd gears too. There is a tap fitted to avoid wet-sumping and to avoid any accidents it has a mechanical fail-safe fitted to the clutch lever. Lots of money spent with the right people has got this machine to where it is today.
Many original features survive like the alloy levers and mudguards and the machine has covered over a thousand reliable miles since the comprehensive engine and gearbox rebuild so it really is ready to ride. Note small dent on top of tank, it's been used but not abused.