1973 Norton Commando 750

Photos provided by the vendor


  • Beautiful condition bike 
  • Starts and runs perfectly 
  • Fully restored in 1988 
  • Always garage kept 

The Appeal 

A parallel twin released in a time when bikes were moving towards the Japanese model of smaller displacement, the Norton Commando was certainly an outdated concept at launch. Nevertheless, it rapidly became a sensation with reviewers giving it non-stop praise and having seemingly saved the Norton brand, selling over 60,000 models.  

Today, it is just as popular throwing back to a time when Britain played a large part in the motorbiking industry. This particular model is surely a very enticing proposition for anyone looking to get on one of these recognisable bikes. 

Indeed, it has been with the same owner since 1981 and was fully restored in 1988. Since then, it has spent its entire life sleeping in a dry, warm garage, hitting the road on a frequent basis. It presents in a fantastic condition throughout and reportedly runs brilliantly thanks to a number of modern tweaks. 

History and Paperwork 

  • First registered in 1973 
  • 3 owners from new 
  • With current owner since 1981 
  • 28,000km on the clock upon purchase 
  • Full restoration in 1988 
  • Just 35,000km covered since restoration 
  • Always garage kept 
  • Many invoices with the bike 

The Condition 

  • Stunning condition 
  • New saddle fitted 
  • Very elegant bike 

Take one look at this 1973 Norton 750 Commando and you can tell it has been extremely well cared for. Indeed, it has been with the same owner since 1981 and has always been kept indoors, in a locked garage.  

Back in 1988, the model was extensively restored, helping it preserve this near-spotless condition. The restoration included the replacement of many parts and a respray to all bodywork elements. 

Visually shining nicely, the bike features all the chrome elements and fixtures one would expect from a Commando Norton. Furthermore, several decals show off what is considered a rather special bike in today’s market.  

A new saddle finds pride of place on this example and several other recently replaced parts such as the handlebar grips and cables make for a comfortable place to be for the rider.

The Mechanics 

  • 745cc parallel twin, 58hp 
  • Very well kept throughout its existence 
  • Starts and runs easily 

Jumping aboard this Commando essentially entails strapping oneself to the 58hp 745cc parallel twin engine that powers it. Indeed, this particular unit reportedly powers the Commando very nicely according to the vendor. 

The engine and gearbox were both extensively overhauled in 1988 when the current owner decided to change things up. Indeed, the entire powerplant was restored with new pistons, cylinders and valves. The restoration also entailed some modernisation work, notably with the installation of an electric starter according to the vendor.  

Since this work, the bike has clearly been well cared for. Living tucked away in a garage, it does not suffer from the elements and with regular use, it manages to stretch its legs. Several invoices show that the bike has been regularly pampered. As a result, the vendor informs us that it starts easily and runs like a dream.  


Following a full restoration some 35 years ago, this Norton 750 Commando has since been wonderfully pampered. Presenting in a stunning condition, it is clear to see that it has been loved whilst mechanically, it is said to run like a dream. 

Notice to bidders

This item is sold on an ‘As is Where is’ basis. The condition of this item is the opinion of the seller and may differ from your own opinion. Photos and listing descriptions are for guidance purposes only. Car & Classic do not warrant listing accuracy. Full inspection is recommended. Viewings are at the seller’s discretion. Buyer is responsible for delivery and collection of any item purchased.

A non-refundable buyer’s deposit is payable on this item, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for the applicable percentage.

All bidding, buying and offers are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Shipping and transfer

Buyer is responsible for delivery and collection of any item purchased. Car & Classic may refer a shipping company that also deals with import/export paperwork. Prices start at €150+VAT within the same country or €400+VAT for moves across borders. For more details, email [email protected].

Please see our FAQs here and our Terms & Conditions here

Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Norton
  • Model Commando 750
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 68,893 Kilometres
  • Engine size 750
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Josnes
  • Country France
Bidding history
24 bids
  • family_•••• €8,700 24/09/23
  • david.k•••• €8,600 24/09/23
  • family_•••• €8,500 24/09/23
  • motolac•••• €8,100 24/09/23
  • david.k•••• €8,000 24/09/23
  • motolac•••• €7,700 24/09/23
  • Daniell•••• €7,600 24/09/23
  • motolac•••• €7,300 24/09/23
  • Daniell•••• €7,200 24/09/23
  • motolac•••• €6,700 24/09/23

The Gallery

The safest way to buy a classic car online

Car & Classic's secure payment system protects buyers and sellers. At the end of the auction, the winning bidder transfers payment into a third-party escrow account. Once the transfer of the vehicle is complete, both parties confirm they are happy with the sale and the money is released to the seller. More about buying with us
Safe, secure payment process

About Max Bids

The max bid process allows you to bid without any hassle.

Enter your maximum bid and we will then bid on your behalf to ensure you're the highest bidder - just enough to keep you in the lead and only up until your maximum.


Car & Classic prevent auction snipers from bidding in the last seconds to win an auction.

Auctions are extended by 3 minutes if anyone bids within the last 2 minutes to allow other bidders to react and counter-bid.

Auto-bidding increments

  • If your maximum bid is equal to or below the reserve price, your maximum bid will be applied in full if you are the highest bidder.
  • If you are the highest bidder and place a maximum bid above the reserve, we will automatically put in the reserve as your first bid.
    • Once the reserve has been met, Car & Classic will make sure you are the highest bidder using only the bidding increments stated below.
    • We will keep you in the lead up until your maximum bid OR the increment closest to your maximum bid, providing your maximum bid is enough to cover the increment value.

Bid Amount Increment
€0 to €9,999 €100.00
€10,000 to €49,999 €250.00
€50,000 to €99,999 €500.00
€100,000 + €1,000.00

Automatically outbid immediately

When you place a max bid and are outbid immediately that means that another bidder has placed a max bid limit which is higher than yours.

You can bid again and we will use our automatic bid system to try and get you as the highest bidder.

Matching max bids

When there are two max bids of the same value, the one placed first remains the lead bidder.

What are pre-bids?

A pre-bid means you\'re able to place a bid before the official start of the auction.
You will be notified whether or not you are the highest bidder when the auction starts.

Problem with your bid

Bids are contractually binding. To help protect you, we have some rules in place if we think it's been mistyped. Please check and amend what you have entered.