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A "brand new" 1975 Norton Commando Interstate still in its crate, one of 11 found recently in Belgium.
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Here’s something you don't come across every day: 11 brand new 1975 electric-start Norton Interstate
motorcycles, still in the crate and awaiting final assembly!
The horde of Nortons came to light recently following the death of the owner of Motoshop Podevyn
in Aalst, Belgium.
Incredibly, the bikes are just a small part of an even larger collection. From what we’ve been able to
learn, the owner of Motoshop Podevyn had quite a reputation for collecting bikes and parts, but he
also collected quite a reputation for being difficult to deal with, many former customers saying he
rarely let go of parts or complete bikes from the huge collection he amassed over the years.
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Here are the other 10 Nortons, still in their original, unopened packing crates.
Regardless, collect he did, and we can tell you from looking over the auction bill that this is
going to be an amazing auction, with almost 400 lots being offered.
In addition to the 11 Nortons theres also an ex-Peter Williams Norton-powered space frame racer,
a Rotax-powered 1989 Matchless G80 still in its crate, numerous standard and customized Nortons,
a Triumph T160, Bonnevilles, piles and piles of wheels and seats, and racks of used and
new-old-stock gas tanks.
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Also discovered was this never-assembled 1989 Rotax-powered Matchless G80.
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Do you have a link to the auction ?

If you can't afford to do it right the first time,
You sure can't afford to do it the second time.

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http://www.troostwijkauctions.com/uk/

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I wish I did have a link to the auction....... but i'd keep it to myself!

Blimey that was quick!

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This article was published 4/13/2010 and the auction already took place.

11 New 1975 Norton Commandos Found in Belgium!
4/13/2010 1:23:32 PM

by Richard Backus
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Read more: http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/bl...#ixzz1fzR11P3k

The collection is being auctioned online by Trooswijk Belgie, with bids accepted starting April 19 and closing April 26; a public viewing has been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and April 25.

Read more: http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/bl...#ixzz1fzQqAecN

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Missed the end of the article....

UPDATE: 6/22/2010
Selling prices for the Belgian Norton Commandos have finally been revealed. The cheapest went for just under $21,000, while the most expensive sold for just under $23,000. The Matchless G80 went for a shade under $12,000. - Richard Backus

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well doesn't my face look red



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