1969 Norton Commando 750S

SOLD FOR: $8,774

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on May 30, 2024

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Description

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Upon its introduction at the 1967 Earls Court Show, the Norton Commando was an instant classic; Motor Cycle News named it Motorcycle of the Year in 1968… and continued to do so for the next four years in a row. Though the bike borrowed much of its componentry from the Atlas and Dominator that had come before it, it finally remedied one issue that had plagued British motorcycles for years: vibration.

In order to accomplish such a feat, Norton ditched its trademark Featherbed chassis — a daring move considering its reputation for low weight and impressive handling — in favor of an all-new design. Rather than mounting the engine directly into the frame, the Commando instead canted it forward between a pair of cross-frame tubes and some rubber buffers. On the road, this kept the swingarm true to the engine, effectively isolating the rest of the bike from vibrations produced at higher rpms.

Alongside the Commando 750 roadster, Norton also introduced an “S” model. At the time, the American market was heavily focused on dirt, and a street scrambler seemed to be a natural fit. Though the two-stroke competition proved more popular at the time, the 750S has since won its way into the hearts of collectors on account of its ample chrome and high-swept pipes.

As Cycle World put in its retrospective review: “Norton Commandos are a joy to ride. They blitz the chicanes and squiggle through gridlock with equal finesse—and return 50 mpg. Whether 750 or 850, the Commando is one British classic meant not to be babied or paraded—but used.”

This example is VIN: 132562, engine # 132562. The seller purchased the bike approximately one year ago from a private party in Mt Tremblent, QC.


The odometer currently shows 11,874 miles.

Maintenance:
Per the seller, this Commando has received “new Amal carbs, a new chain, new tires and tubes, new paint and graphics, Boyer Bransden ignition, and a new battery. It also had tune up and a carb balance.”

Modifications:
New Amal carbs with pod filters.

Le Mans style front fender.

Newer style Commando tail light.

Not pictured: Boyer Bransden ignition.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Roadmaster TT100 tires from 2020.

The sale includes a spare front fender, a spare front wheel, the stock airbox, a service manual, and a selection of other spares.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
“Exhaust painted flat black, heat shields are less than perfect.”

“Patch on rear of seat.”

“Small rust spots on rims.”

Currently located in Sorrento, British Columbia, Canada, this Norton is offered on a clean Canadian title. Have any Commando 750S stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Sorrento, British Columbia

Year

1969

Make

Norton

Model

Commando 750S

Mileage

11,874

VIN

132562

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Canada

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 48

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: s*********3

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $8,774 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:07 pm PDT $7,600
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:07 pm PDT $7,500 Auto
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:06 pm PDT $7,300
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:06 pm PDT $7,200 Auto
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:05 pm PDT $7,100
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:05 pm PDT $7,000 Auto
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:05 pm PDT $6,900
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:05 pm PDT $6,600
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:05 pm PDT $6,500 Auto
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:05 pm PDT $6,100 Auto
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:05 pm PDT $6,000
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:05 pm PDT $5,900 Auto
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:05 pm PDT $5,800
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:05 pm PDT $5,700 Auto
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:05 pm PDT $5,600
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:04 pm PDT $5,500 Auto
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:04 pm PDT $5,400
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:04 pm PDT $5,300
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:04 pm PDT $5,200
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $5,100
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $5,000 Auto
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $4,600 Auto
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $4,500
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $3,400 Auto
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $3,300
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $3,100
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $3,000 Auto
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $2,850 Auto
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:02 pm PDT $2,750
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:01 pm PDT $2,350 Auto
h**********9 May 28, 2024 2:01 pm PDT $2,250
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:01 pm PDT $2,100 Auto
m*********n May 28, 2024 2:01 pm PDT $2,000
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:00 pm PDT $1,850 Auto
h**********9 May 28, 2024 2:00 pm PDT $1,750
s*********3 May 28, 2024 2:00 pm PDT $1,600 Auto
h**********9 May 28, 2024 2:00 pm PDT $1,500
s*********3 May 28, 2024 1:59 pm PDT $1,400
h**********9 May 28, 2024 1:57 pm PDT $1,300
s*********3 May 28, 2024 1:57 pm PDT $1,200 Auto
s*********3 May 28, 2024 12:53 pm PDT $1,100
d****f May 28, 2024 12:53 pm PDT $1,000 Auto
d****f May 28, 2024 11:55 am PDT $600
r*********r May 28, 2024 11:55 am PDT $500 Auto
r*********r May 28, 2024 11:05 am PDT $300
h**********9 May 28, 2024 11:05 am PDT $200 Auto
h**********9 May 28, 2024 9:35 am PDT $101
r*********r May 22, 2024 2:08 pm PDT $1
Auction started May 21, 2024 11:23 am PDT
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