1956 Norton Manx R11 500cc

1956 Norton Manx R11 500cc

Description

This 1956 Norton Manx R11 500cc is available for purchase from AMS Ducati Dallas. It is 1 of only 100 ever built and is believed to have been raced by Derek Minter. It has a completely rebuilt motor and is an excellent example of one of the most successful race bikes ever made. Please contact Jeff Nash at (214) 466-6540 with questions.

History

The Norton Manx or Manx Norton is a British racing motorcycle that was made from 1947 to 1962 by Norton Motors Ltd. A Norton had contested every Isle of Man TT race from the inaugural 1907 event through into the 1970s, a feat unrivalled by any other manufacturer.

Norton's first use of the name 'Manx' was applied to the 'Manx Grand Prix' model available from 1936-1940, a special racing version of their 'International' roadster, with telescopic forks and a plunger rear suspension, magnesium for the crankcases and cambox, and no provision for lighting.

1962 was the last full year for the production Norton Manx.42 Manx Nortons were produced between November 1962 and January 1963. When Godfrey Nash rode a Norton Manx to victory at the 1969 Yugoslavian Grand Prix at the Opatija Circuit, it would mark the last time that a 500cc Grand Prix race was won on a single-cylinder machine.

Details

Stock # 1956 Norton Manx R11 500cc
Condition Complete Restoration
Mileage N/A
Location Dallas, TX USA
Price
$62,995.00

Worldwide Shipping

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Inspections Welcome

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Questions?

AMS Ducati Dallas owner Jeff Nash is an expert in all things Ducati with a level of vintage Duati knowledge and know-how that is unprecedented. For further details on this motorcycle please contact Jeff at (214) 466-6540 or via email.