1937 Norton International Model 30
Manufactured in England.
FRAME # 54307 / ENGINE # 59813
1937 Norton 500cc International model 30 started in 1927, ‘International’ was first used by Norton for its top-of-the-range sports roadster in 1932. when Walter Moore (formerly the Douglas chief designer) created the first Norton overhead camshaft engine with bore and stroke dimensions of 79x100 mm, giving 490cc capacity. The 1930s were truly fantastic years for the Norton racing department: from 1931 till 1939 Norton won all Manx TTs in 500cc classes. During this period, the Norton racers acquired hairpin valve springs (in 1934), a megaphone exhaust (in 1935), plunger rear springing (in 1936), twin overhead camshafts (in 1937) and telescopic front forks (in 1938). This Manx is equipped with BTH race magneto and Amal race carb.
Front wheel is 21 inch, rear wheel 19 inch. Gearbox is 4 speed close ratio. Petrol and oil tanks have been renewed because of the bad condition of the original items. This machine has been in one family since 1955 and is alleged to have been in the possession of English racer. The machine has been completely restored a number of years ago and is in excellent condition.