18/04/2010—News, History

1988. The Patina the better.

Norton OHC international 500, excellent restored, VHB 600$. That was the small ad in a newspaper in Mendossa, Argentina. As the collector opens up the garage door shines the engine block of the bike. I know: There is an upright shaft enthroned.

The engine of 1949 is completely rebuilt. If they didn’t had change the original condition with all its Patina and not using a curved can sheet the bike would have doubled the value. We made „only” 6000$ out of 600$.

At that time as today the OHC is very much desired because it is a near „relative” of the Norton Manx – the fastest racing machine of it’s time