Manx Norton and MV Agusta Motorcycles for Charterhouse Auction

. September 29, 2009

Two of the most revered names in motorcycle production history are being offered for sale at Charterhouse Auctioneers Classic Car, Motorcycle and Automobilia auction on 8th November at the Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet.

The motorcycles in question are a 1955 Norton Manx 30M and a 1985 MV Agusta ex team Firenze 900 cc 4 cylinder DOHC racing motorcycle, both of which are being offered by a Dorset collector, after long term ownership.

Manx Norton

“Both motorcycles have been to the Isle of Man and used on the TT parade lap”, commented Matthew Whitney. “The Norton Manx 30m has only been ridden approximately 100 miles since a full engine rebuild and the MV Agusta was the mule bike for the Firenze team so has several trick components, including full air suspension”.

MV Augusta

The Norton Manx is synonymous with Grand Prix and TT racers Geoff Duke, John Surtees and Derek Minter, and has the legendary featherbed frame. The MV Agusta is considered to be Italian motorcycle royalty, and dominated motorcycle racing in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, winning seventeen consecutive 500 cc world championships, Mike Hailwood, Phil Read and Giacomo Agostini being amongst the illustrious riders.

Also being consigned from the same vendor are a child’s miniature 50 cc MV Agusta road racer, which was given away as a complimentary gift when purchasing a 750S Supersports, and a 1968 MV Agusta 600 cc Tourer, known as ‘The Black Pig’. For further information regarding this auction or to consign entries, please contact Matthew Whitney, Head of the Classic Motoring Department, via email mw@charterhouse-auctions.co.uk or on 01935 812277.

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