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nortonjonny

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nortonjonny says:

Buying an old vintage bike

I have a good oppertunity in buying an old Norton and I'm a little worried, because I do not know the seller, and he tells me that there are no documents with the bike although engine & frame numbers match. I believe it's a 1955 model, concourse condition, but i want to ride it! I'm sure i can get an age related plate?...But...

How can I tell its not stolen??? Am i being a fool even considering the purchase?

Norton Jonny

Advice please

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  • Posted 3 years ago (16 February 2012 20:10)

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Vintage bike

You should still be able to do a stolen vehicle check based on the frame number.  That will also give you some history on the bike. There must be a Norton owners club throught which you can check the engine/frame number and they will let you know what year / model it is. They might also give an opinion as to its value. 

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nortonjonny

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nortonjonny says:

vintage classic bike

:smile cheers Marcus, I'm onto the norton owners club I'm sure it's clean......just have to be carefull

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