The genuine Norton 750cc P11 was built 10th July 1967 and despatched to the USA’s East Coast distributor Berliner in New York. It was returned to the Uk in 1990’s but laid unrestored in a private collection until a few years ago when received a comprehensive rebuild. Re registered in the UK in August 2018 it now has a UK logbook and road legal.
The P11 model has become one of those mystical British bikes, the original version was only produced between 1967 and ’68 before it became the slightly softer P11A / Norton Ranger and it finally went out of production in 1969 to make way for the Commando.
Like most British twins of the 1960’s a massive export drive ensured the thirsty American market received most of the production, but it was in the USA that these bikes were used in competition as Flat Track and dessert racers going head to head with BSA’s, Triumphs and of course Harleys with notable success.
Examples are so rarely seen here in the UK, the Norton Atlas derived 750cc motor has bags of power coupled to a light weight frame make these bikes an absolute joy to ride.
This fine matching number example remains in great overall condition and is a true collectors bike.