1971 Norton Commando 750 S


  • Eminently desirable model, highly coveted by enthusiasts as one of the most handsome classic street scramblers ever made
  • All numbers matching and correct
  • Fantastic overall condition, with beautiful paint and chromework
  • Running and riding exactly as it should according to the vendor

The Appeal

While its mechanical underpinnings dated back to the 1950s, the Norton Atlas successfully captured the zeitgeist of the early 1970s, with its street scrambler looks capitalizing on the popularity of desert racing. It’s regarded by enthusiasts as one of the best looking bikes of its era and while its pre-unit, pushrod twin may have been old-fashioned, the 750 cc engine provided ample performance to keep pace with many of its rivals from Japan.
We’re excited to present this devilishly handsome 1971 example. Resplendent in a vibrant metallic blue and adorned with lashings of chrome, this 750 S is quite the sight to behold. It remains in fantastic overall condition and the vendor assures us that it’s as good to ride as it is to look at, with no apparent faults.
 For collectors seeking an amazing example that’s ready to go, you need look no further.

The History and Paperwork

  • Exempt from MOT testing and road tax
  • The DVLA records the first date of UK registration as 16th May 1974
  • Three previous UK keepers

The Condition

  • Fabulous chromework, free from any notable blemishes or signs of deterioration
  • Bright paintwork in a period-correct colour
  • All badging and other trim in really smart order
  • Period-specifications, with no apparent modifications
  • Barely any wear visible to the seat upholstery, grips or footpegs
  • Straight, corrosion-free frame
  • No dents apparent to the fuel tank or other bodywork
  • The wheels and tyres look to be in really good order
  • The instrumentation reads clearly and we understand it to be in good working order
  • Complete with lights and a number plate for road use

The Mechanics 

  • 750 cc four-stroke parallel twin
  • Four-speed (pre-unit) gearbox
  • Innovative ‘Isolastic’ anti-vibration engine mounts
  • Scrambler-style high exhaust pipes with ornate heat shields
  • The casings all present beautifully, with no corrosion or damage evident
  • The vendor reports that it runs exceptionally and rides without fault


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Norton
  • Model Commando 750
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 10,212 Miles
  • Engine size 748
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Gosport
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
28 bids
  • ma•••• £9,450 23/11/23
  • me•••• £8,900 23/11/23
  • ma•••• £8,750 23/11/23
  • du•••• £8,550 23/11/23
  • ma•••• £8,450 23/11/23
  • me•••• £8,150 23/11/23
  • ma•••• £7,950 23/11/23
  • me•••• £7,600 23/11/23
  • ma•••• £7,500 23/11/23
  • me•••• £7,300 23/11/23
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