Wednesday, July 22, 2015

1960 500cc Manx Norton


According to the factory records held by the Norton Owners Club in the UK, this 1960 500cc Manx, frame no R11M 86448, was built on 28 June 1960 and then dispatched in July 1960 to a Kyle Palmer in Singapore. One reference on the internet identifies Kyle Palmer as a Norton Agent, while another states that he was the race mechanic for a Singaporean Prince. Apparently the Prince used Mr Palmer’s name when buying his racing bikes in order to avoid his family’s displeasure at his involvement in such a dangerous sport. Whatever the absolute truth of the matter this Manx certainly started it’s racing life a long way from it’s Bracebridge Street birthplace. For sale

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