For Sale: 1974 Norton Commando in Fairmont City, Illinois


Vehicle Description

This simply stunning one off 1974 Norton Commando 850 is available for sale in our Louisville KY showroom. Norton motorcycles were a small regional manufacturer of bikes until WW2 came about. There nearly 100000 units manufactured put them on the world stage. With G.I.'s coming home and needing something to get there adrenaline pumping again motorcycles sales would increase dramatically. Many of these remembered the neat smaller bikes that there English counterparts had and soon Norton's were all the rave. This 74 was built with a lot of those classic custom touches incorporated in the build giving this café racer a one of a kind look. The up and coming one off shop 138 cycle fabrication of Lebanon OH were the ones to create such a wicked sleek machine. Starting with just a frame the tedious task of hand building and fabbing the tank, fenders, oil tank, so on and so forth would put the builders' skills to the ultimate test. With the basic shape of the tank put together the rear fender would slowly take form following the same basic design as the front of the tank. The brake light was frenched in keeping the smooth lines with the oil tank being the last piece of the puzzle. The paintwork would be the next step and would really take the bike to the next level. Finished off in a white that ahs almost a light pearl to it for the base then topped off with a blood red done the middle it really is one of the best finishes I have seen. Splitting up the two is a band that looks as if was painted a light orange copper color with gold leaf then laid on and pulled off giving it an almost crackled look. The Norton name on the tank was done with the same technique and then pinstriped around it making it really pop. With the project completed the guys took a step back and realized they had made the coolest thing to cross the pond since the BEATLES. Ofcourse there is only this one and with the popularity of Norton's skyrocketing I can't imagine it lasting too long. Options on this 1974 Norton Commando include a hand tooled leather seat, Big cross drilled rotors, Spoke wheels with radial tires. To view this 1974 Norton Commando in greater detail, including a HD video, visit, for more information, please call 812-294-1555, or email

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-916921
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Norton
  • Model:Commando
  • Exterior Color:White/Red
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:LOU1225
  • VIN:GCCLOU1225