1963 Norton Manx 30M

Sold For €23.400

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Frame No.
102784

Documents: Bill of Sale

  • Believed to be Jack Ahearn’s winning ride from the 1964 Finnish GP
  • Extensively raced professionally and privately
  • Restored by Summerfield Engineering in 1994
Please note that this lot is sold on a Bill of Sale.
The Norton Manx 30M on offer is believed to have been owned by Jack Ahearn, winner of the 1964 Finnish Grand Prix and runner-up to that year’s World Championship. Arguably the world’s best privateer racer ever, having been beaten largely by only Works racers during his 50-year career.

After passing out of Ahearn’s hands, the Norton went on to another racer who participated in the 1967 Manx GP. Finally sold in 1994 to a collector, the Manx was entirely restored to its glory days by Summerfield Engineering. Although the frame had to be partially replaced during restoration, the section with the correct frame number survives. On offer here is one of the most legendary racing motorcycles of the last century.



Lot Number
120

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