No Reserve – 1970 Norton Commando Production Racer Replica

SOLD FOR: $8,025

Out of stock

Sold on January 18, 2021


Additional photos of this Production Racer Replica are available here for your perusal.

The coolest of Commandos, the Norton Commando Production Racer (affectionately known as the Yellow Peril) was a street-legal factory racer made available to privateers for a princely sum. How princely? It would set you back $1,900 at a time when $1,500 would buy you an Austin Mini. Because of that exorbitant cost, it was a popular bike to make replicas of.

This replica started as a 1970 Norton Commando, and it’s been heavily upgraded. The seller of this example (VIN: 138508, Engine #: 20M3S138508) purchased it twenty years ago from a motorcycle collector in San Francisco.

He rode it weekly until a year ago due to medical issues, and then put it inside his home on display. During that time, he covered approximately 10,000 miles. The odometer now shows 12,230 miles.

Norvil replica bodywork.

Front disc brake by Lockheed.

Aluminum gas tank “to deal with California gas.”

Tail numbers to reflect the model year, Avon RoadRider tires.

Mikuni carb.

Mick Hemmings Norvil rearsets.

11-9 Update: The seller remembered that this bike has electronic ignition, as well.

It’s currently set up for display but it “just needs oil, battery, and gas” if you want it to be a runner. Maintenance was handled by Yoshi at the Garage Company. We note a very tiny oil leak from the bottom of the drain plug.

The seller is letting go of this (and several other bikes through Iconic this week) as he can no longer ride due to a medical issue. There’s minor cosmetic wear as to be expected for the age and mileage – the most significant of which is corrosion on the lower triple clamps.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please schedule an appointment for a viewing), this Norton is offered on a clean California title with registration that expired on October 2019.

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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
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