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1951 Norton ES2 490cc
(Featured 5th January 2012)

Make: Norton
Model: ES2
Year: 1951
Registration: KWT 438

Sellers original description:

1951 Norton 490cc ES2.

Registration no. KWT 438.
Frame no. F4 35506.
Engine no. F4 35506.

Single family ownership for 60 years ( stunning condition ) Introduced at the 1927 Motor Cycle Show, the ES2 sports roadster used the Model 18's overhead-valve engine in the cradle frame of the overhead-camshaft CS1, and from then onwards the 'ES2' designation was always applied to Norton's top-of-the-range, overhead-valve single. The ES2 was built in several versions during a production run lasting until 1963, Complete with the original Roadholder telescopic forks (1947), an alloy cylinder head (1955), alternator electrics (1959) and the slimline version of the race- developed Featherbed frame, introduced on the single-cylinder range for 1961. Production of all of Norton's traditional singles ended in 1963, though the 'ES2' model name lived on until 1966 This matching-numbers ES2 has been in single family ownership since June 1951 when it was purchased by the lady owners late father. On the latter's death the Norton was registered in the name of the son, who later passed it on to his sister, the current owner.

Fully restored in 1996 'KWT 438' has been kept in dry storage since.

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1951 norton es2 490cc back

1951 norton es2 490cc engine

1951 norton es2 490cc tank

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