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1950 Norman Auto Cycle *SOLD*

MAKENorman
MODELAuto Cycle
REGISTRATION136 XUV
ENGINE SIZE98
TRANSMISSIONManual
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE1950
CURRENT V5
COLOURRed & Black

1950 Norman Auto Cycle *SOLD*

  • Dating certificate from The Vintage Motor Cycle Club Ltd
  • From a large private collection of motorcycles
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Description

  • Dating certificate from The Vintage Motor Cycle Club Ltd
  • From a large private collection of motorcycles

Who better to give you a little bit of info about the Model C other than Norman Cycles Ltd themselves. The history folder we have with this little 1950 Auto Cycle contains a copy of the original Maintenance and Instruction Book, the ‘Introduction’ page really does say it all.. 

“The Auto Cycle has in some quarters been classed as the go-between the Cycle and the Motor Cycle. This may be true in a good many instances, but the Norman is designed and built for really hard work and is capable of taking you short journeys to work, for shopping and also for long journeys with as much ease as a Motor Cycle, but of course, a little slower. 

These machines, apart from the engine, have many qualities in common with the bicycle and there is little in the way of adjustments and upkeep which cannot be undertaken with confidence by the average rider. 

The Villiers engine is of two stroke cycle in operation and is equipped with self-contained clutch, flywheel magneto and lighting generator. The bicycle parts are of Norman design and manufacture throughout.  

The frame is of unique design, jig built and accurately set. The cycle parts and accessories which are not of our manufacture have been carefully selected for high quality and efficiency which will give the rider many, and we hope happy miles of carefree riding.” 

                                                                                                                                 Norman Cycles Ltd 

                                                                                                                                               Ashford, Kent 

In recent years this lovely Norman has been used as a display piece by the vendor, we can see why, it really is very, very pretty.  

He acquired it in 2012 to complement his already large collection of motorcycles. At that time the Norman was MOT’d and running well, it has since been stood, unused, so will need recommissioning.  

The small history folder contains an old MOT certificate, a copy of the maintenance book and a dating certificate from the Vintage Motor Cycle Club in 2009 confirming its year of manufacture as 1950. You have probably noticed from the photographs, but the vendor would like to point out that the bike is missing it’s speedo. An easy fix. 

Our View 

To be honest there isn’t much more to say about ‘Norman’, the photos tell his story. You can see that he’s been loved. Oh…… and just how comfy does that saddle look! 

 

Vehicle Location: North Yorkshire YO18– it’s the responsibility of the winning bidder to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
a***n £600.00 2022-05-29 22:44:10
s**********e £500.00 2022-05-29 08:33:39
s**********e £400.00 2022-05-29 08:33:15
Start auction £400.00 17/05/2022 9:00 AM

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