1947 Norton Model 30 International

    • Year 1947
    • Chassis Number B11 8971
    • Engine Number B11 8971
    • Registration PJE 789

    The name ‘International’ was first used by Norton in 1932 for its top-of-the-range sports roadster,  also referred to as a ‘cammy’ the overhead-camshaft engine had been developed for the factory race bikes and although similar to the earlier CS1 500cc engine it was a new design. Factory prepared race versions proved very successful throughout the 1930’s and as such the model 30 was available to privateers with available race options fitted. With a top speed of almost 100mph its not hard to see why the bike was so dominant.

    This fine example is among the first of the post War examples produced, the frame that already had plunger rear suspension had now gained the all new telescopic Roadholder forks with a four speed ‘foot change’ gearbox.

    Built 25th March 1947 it’s first owner was a Mr J. Gattler of East Ham London who purchased the bike from Norton agents Eleanor Motors Ltd of Hackney E8. A VMCC dating certificate that is with the bike has an extract from the Norton Works records that states the bike as being matching numbers. It is in generally very fine condition and in very good running order it has been well maintained over the years and was fettled by Norton guru George Cohen who rebuilt the cambox. It is now fitted with a Monobloc carb, the original Amal 10TT9 carb is with the bike that is also supplied with a small history file and the UK V5C logbook. A very nice presentable example.