Norton Navigator 350cc of 1961 SOLD
|Country of Origin||UK|
|Engine||Twin, 349cc 4-stroke|
|Condition||Very Good – Restored to a high standard|
Offered for sale on behalf of the owner, this superb Norton is currently available for sale in our showroom near Exeter.
Launched in 1960 at Earls Court Motorcycle Show, London, the Navigator is the successor of the better-known Jubilee. A few notable differences include an enlarged stroke and bore increasing the capacity to 349cc rather than 249cc. They also replaced the Jubilee’s front end with the Norton Roadholder forks and eight-inch brakes. With the increased power output to 22bhp, it was necessary to stiffen the down tube to improve handling making this a true advancement over the Jubilee. Alongside a range of subtle changes, it culminated in the Navigator being capable of achieving over 80mph. The new model was available as either a Deluxe or Standard specification with a different colouring, fairing, pannier and trim arrangements on each.
The example offered here for sale is a Norton Navigator 350cc Standard built in September 1961 and delivered new to Norton Dealer, Edwards of Taunton. It was subsequently bought and registered by a Mr Rogers of Wellington, Somerset on 4th October 1961 who used it regularly until 1967 before selling it to a Mr White of Hampshire who appeared not to use it for some time. It went to a Mr Deane of Hampshire in the earlier 1990s who carried out some restorative work to return it to the road for occasional use. It then changed hands a couple of times before being acquired by the current owner in 2002. The current owner carried out a complete, and very thorough, restoration with no expense spared and professional work carried out throughout, including on the very nicely finished paintwork.
It is accompanied by an extensive history file which includes history and invoicing, primarily from the current owner’s tenure. Having not been used in recent years, we have given this motorcycle a once over and am pleased to report the restoration was thorough and means it still starts, drives and stops as reliably as one would expect from a 1960s Norton!
Overall, a superb example of a rarely seen motorcycle which has been restored as nicely as any other we have seen. A great show piece or one for the motorcycle meets!
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