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Vintage Nortons Line Up For Auction

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Nortons motorcycles from the estate of the late Dr George Cohen, known to many as Norton George due to his devotion to Norton bikes, are in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Thursday 29th June.

“I knew George Cohen for many years and would often see him at bike race meetings in the UK and even bumped in to him in Italy and America.” Commented George Beale who heads up the Charterhouse classic bike auction department. “Well known in the race paddocks and on the track, he was never far away from one of his beloved Nortons.”

Dr George Cohen sadly passed away in 2016, and now the family have decided to downsize to a property where they will not be able to keep all his beloved Nortons.

From the Norton George Collection there is a 1907 Norton Model T12 Rem Fowler Replica. This is a replica of Rem Fowler’s 1907 Isle of man TT bike which was the winner of the first Isle of Man TT race for a twin cylinder machine and is estimated at £15,000-18,000.

The 1934 Norton International Model 30, which Norton George bought as a project in 2003, is estimated at £10,000-12,000. Having owned the bike for a few years he undertook a full restoration of this International in 2012/13.

Lastly from the collection, which also includes a vast number of Norton and other motorcycle parts and spares – all being sold without reserve, is a 1959 Lowboy SOHC Norton Manx 500 at £15,000-18,000. Built by Norton George in his shed in 2015, he rode this bike at both The Goodwood Festival of Speed and on the Isle of Man.

Charterhouse are accepting further entries for this specialist auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Thursday 29th June at the Haynes International Motor Museum with viewing at Haynes on Wednesday 28th June.

George Beale and the team at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne can be contacted on 01935 812277 or via email on

Motorcycles from the estate of the late Dr ‘Norton’ George Cohen
1907 Norton Model 12 Rem Fowler Replica £15,000-18,000

1934 Norton International Model 30 £10,000-12,000

1959 Lowboy SOHC Norton Manx 500 £15,000-18,000