1963 Manx Norton 500cc.

Taking its origins from the pre-war single overhead cam International model, the double overhead cam Manx Norton really hit its form in the post war years when it was paired up with the game changing featherbed frame. It went on to secure many Grand Prix victories for the Norton factory until their official withdrawl from Grand Prix Racing in 1954.  It continued to be the bike of choice for many privateer entrants and remained in production until 1963. Relative affordability & the continued development by individual tuners saw it remain on Grand Prix grids right through the 1960’s. Its last Grand Prix victory was in 1969; quite a feat for an engine that could trace its origins right back to the pre-war era. The rise of the classic racing motorcycle scene in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s ensured that fantastic 500cc single cylinder bark was once again heard on racing circuits around the world. It continues to win international events to this day.

The Manx Norton also played a major role in re-establishing 4 wheel motorsport in the UK after the second world war. Formula 3 was established in 1950 as a means of providing a relatively cheap entry for those wishing to compete. Post war austerity and the need to keep costs down saw the adoption of a 500cc engine limit. The initial engine of choice, the JAP speedway motor, was soon usurped by the Manx Norton once its superior performance and output became apparent. It is still used today as the engine of choice by most competitors in the 500 club, the modern custodian of the original Formula 3 format.

This highly detailed limited edition scale model of the single cylinder engine from the legendary Manx  shows the iconic engine in its ultimate 1963 form. It would look good on the desk or shelf of any self-respecting Classic Racing enthusiast. Comprising of over 150 individual finished components and taking many man hours to construct, this work of art represents a real labour of love. Each part has been cast and lovingly finished; before being bought together to create a faithful 1:2.5 fantastically detailed replication of the thumping heart of the definitive British racing 500cc single.

Measuring approx. 280mm x 200mm x 200mm (11" x 8" x 8")  This model is not built up from a commercially available kit but has been constructed completely from scratch. High polymer castings, cast from patterns drawn and created from originally factory parts, have been lovingly hand finished and carefully constructed into this outstanding model. Accurate down to the smallest detail, check out the exposed valve springs, Lucas competition magneto and carburettor.

Model comes complete with mounting boss and wooden plinth.
£450.00 + P&P
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