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#539422 04/22/14 8:51 pm
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Hi All,

I am new to the Norton forum (normally stirring trouble on the Goldie forum).

I have been offered a 53 Model 7, very good condition and original parts, older restoration, matching numbers etc. The old feller (85) is selling it on behalf of his older made (sadly ill) who was an engineer who i feel always had looked after the Norton.

Any idea on a price? I don't mind paying the market price, but no more.

I am in surrey, UK. Looking to join the local Norton club. I would also consider (my original thoughts) a single, Model 18 / 19 if there are any in the locale for sale.

Many thanks.
Mike.


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A bike is only worth what someone will pay for it...

Without seeing it, swingarm Model 7's seem to sell for
£5000 to £6000 in the UK, as a rough guide.
Obviously, condition is everything.

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C250964
That 8" front brake suggests this is more a 1954 version.
Don't know what price this was, or how long ago.
A 1953 model may not have had a chromed tank ex-factory, due to the Korean War.
This lack of sparkle can keep the price down a little compared to other years...

A Model 19S for comparison.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321320993570
No connection with me, etc.

Note that these comments are coming from afar, from Australia,
Although prices and bikes here seem similar.
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Thats the plunger version - got one for the swingarm type ?
50 pounds lighter, and a much more comfortable ride...

I have an old booklet with this above roadtest reprinted in it.
Oddly, its missing the speed achieved in 3rd gear.
I always wondered how that was omitted, and what it would be.
Thanks !

Folks have also commented that it must have been a VERY steep hill to get that 90+ mph top speed,
those all iron engines were no ball of power, despite how the roadtest might read.
Very pleasant smooth ride at legal speeds though.


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