1974 Norton Commando 850

SOLD FOR: $9,096

Reserve price has been met.

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Description

Additional photos of this Norton Commando are available here for your perusal.

Walking into a Norton dealership in 1974, you would have been presented with a wide lineup of offerings with “Commando” on the sidecovers: the John Player Norton, the Hi-Rider, the Street Scrambler, and the Interstate. But the most common was the standard model, otherwise known as the Roadster. The Commando got a 850 motor (actually 828cc) in 1973, but 1974 was a tough time for Norton Villiers Triumph as England’s government withdrew a subsidy early in the year and they suffered through a sit-in at Meriden.

By the end of the year, the company had lost over 3 million pounds. Despite that, the Commando was as beautiful as ever, and the recent 850cc motor was a pleasant upgrade. This was from the last year of production where Norton had the shifter on the right before they had to switch it for US legal requirements.

This example is VIN: 310335, Engine #: 310335.

The odometer shows 15,011 miles.

It was restored a few years ago by Big D Cycle in Dallas, Texas on behalf of James Morlandt. As Keith Martin of Big D told us, “James was a good customer and a dirt track fan. He sponsored quite a few racers and was a real motorcycle guy.” The current owner acquired it from his collection after James passed away.

Modifications:
Corbin seat.

Solo chrome rectangular right side mirror.

Cosmetic Blemishes:





Inside of the fuel tank:

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us recently change the oil/filter and clean/sync the carbs.

It is equipped with Avon RoadRider tires from 2014.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Commando is offered on a clean Texas title.

Have any Commando stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1974

Make

Norton

Model

Commando

VIN

310335

Mileage

15,011

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Texas

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

N/A

Total Bids Placed: 21

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: MotoGhost

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
MotoGhost June 30, 2021 11:54 am $8,501 Auto
Thelastrow June 30, 2021 11:54 am $8,401
MotoGhost June 30, 2021 11:49 am $8,191 Auto
Thelastrow June 30, 2021 11:49 am $8,091
MotoGhost June 30, 2021 11:48 am $7,975 Auto
Thelastrow June 30, 2021 11:48 am $7,875
MotoGhost June 30, 2021 11:47 am $7,756 Auto
Thelastrow June 30, 2021 11:47 am $7,656
MotoGhost June 30, 2021 10:48 am $7,556
Thelastrow June 30, 2021 10:48 am $7,500 Auto
Thelastrow June 29, 2021 8:29 am $6,209 Auto
Yorkie June 29, 2021 8:29 am $6,109
Thelastrow June 24, 2021 9:05 am $5,600 Auto
NHeidel June 24, 2021 9:05 am $5,500
Thelastrow June 24, 2021 9:05 am $4,600 Auto
NHeidel June 24, 2021 9:05 am $4,500
Thelastrow June 24, 2021 9:02 am $2,600
NHeidel June 24, 2021 9:02 am $2,500 Auto
NHeidel June 24, 2021 8:59 am $2,200 Auto
Thelastrow June 24, 2021 8:59 am $2,100
NHeidel June 24, 2021 8:51 am $1,000
Auction started June 23, 2021 12:00 pm
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Shipping Information

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