1968 Paul Dunstall 750 Norton Commando — luxury vehicle For Sale






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15.01.2017
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Mileage: 
4,708
Year: 
1968










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Description for luxury vehicle 1968 Paul Dunstall 750 Norton Commando

This is not just any Commando that's been modified with Dunstall Parts.  This bike was dispatched from the Norton factory October 31, 1968 and sent to Dunstall UK where it received the Dunstall conversion.  It is believed to be the first Norton Commando 750 Dunstall to leave his shop and it's probably the only documented 1968 Dunstall Commando in existence.    The original build sheet addressed to the new owner in Michigan is dated February 26, 1969.  The bike was originally ordered with twin leading shoe brake (TLS) in the front but the owner later regretted not ordering it with the twin Lyster front disc brakes. He later sourced the Lyster brake system which is currently on the bike.  The TLS front wheel is included if the buyer chooses to convert it back to TLS.  However the Lyster system was a PD option back in 1968 69 and was included in the 1969 parts catalogue.  The last pictures are of the 1969 Dunstall catalogue.  You will also see a picture from a motorcycle magazine in the UK probably 1960 or 1970 showing a Dunstall like this one.   And btw, this is a numbers matching 127900 on frame, motor and transmission.  Speedo shows only 4708 miles and they are original miles as well.  I have close to $20k US in receipts for the restoration.  The motor and transmission were completely rebuilt with new bearings, seals, rings and gaskets by Wes Scott Cycles in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  I have taken this bike a few times to the Concours D'Elegance show and she always wins a trophy.  It is also scheduled to appear at the Concours D'Elegance show February 28, 2017.  This show is so prestige only 50 bikes of over 300 who apply are invited.  This Dunstall is also scheduled for a photo shoot and to be featured in a motorcycle magazine at the end of the month.  If it meets reserve this and all information will be passed on to the new owner.   I listed this bike once before on eBay November of 2014 and the reserve was not met with 33 bids and highest bid at $25,100.  I will post a link to a youtube video of the bike running.  Good luck to all.  I can assist with shipping however the high bidder is responsible for shipping.  Please ask questions and I will try assist in any way.  
 I purchased this bike from the original owner who in 1981 completely disassembled it.  It remained in boxes until I rescued it in 2011. Luckily for me the previous owner was very meticulous and he documented the tear down with drawings and plenty of pictures.  The back of the pictures are dated May1981 which is when it was taken apart - something common in those days. All the parts were even wrapped in newspaper from the same day.  It was quite impressive and exciting to unwrap as well.  The highest bidder will receive all the pictures and documentation with the bike. Including the pictures that I took throughout the restoration.  This is an original bike ordered from Dunstall’s 1968-1969 Catalogue and the ultimate Cafe Racer that will only continue to appreciate in value. 

 No corners were cut during this EXTENSIVE AND EXPENSIVE restoration.  The early commando frames had a weak spot where the top frame meets the neck.  They were known to crack and the factory had a recall which most of them were fixed. This frame was not one of the bikes that received the upgrade so I had a professional welder do this.  Pictures of the upgrade are also available (before and after).  I replaced the red plastic brake lines with modern braided lines but then I chose to go back to the original plastic lines just for originality. You will see some pictures with the braided lines and others with the red lines. If you choose to race this bike I would recommend you install the braided lines. Also included are the original early Dunstall Balanced Decibel 2-2 exhaust system. These are very rare and earlier than the famous 2-1-2 system.  They were originally black so I had the mufflers ceramic coated.  Black or chrome was an option in the catalogue.  The pipes need new nuts and collars soldered back on other than that they are in pristine condition.  The seat cover still wears the original leather on top.  I had my upholstery guy remake a new seat cover using the original top side leather with new sides and red bead or piping.  


As you can see by the build sheet this bike received all the goodies available from Paul Dunstall back in the day.  
 Engine: 
1. Hand finished and polished ports 1.5 inch bore 
2. Bronze Dural valve guides 
3. Silichrome H 18 S Valves 
4. 10 to 1 spun cast pistons 
5. Mark 3 street camshaft 
6. Flexible forced feed to rockers 
7. Paired 932/01 carbs 
8. Polished and lightened rockers (not on build sheet)  9. Polished and lightened Camfollowers (not on build sheet)


Cycle: 
1. Norton Commando Frame 
2. Road holder forks with Twin Leading  shoe brake and racing lining 
3. Balanced exhaust system  
4. Decibel Silencers 
5. Rear mounted footrest kit 
6. 3 1/2 gallon red tank 
7. De-lux dual seat in red 
8. G.T. Fairing in red 
9. Red front mudguard 
10. Clip on Handlebars 
11. Alloy ballended control levers 
12. hydraulic damper 
13. Alloy fork top yoke 
14. Alloy wheel rims 
15. 4.00 x 18 rear tyre 
16. Red fork gaitors (black fork gators currently on bike)   
17. chromium plated PD modified chain guard On Jan-05-17 at 08:27:36 PST, seller added the following information:

Here's a link from the Ebay listing in 2014 http://m.ebay.com/itm/251703561399?rmvSB=true&ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover....

On Jan-05-17 at 08:29:02 PST, seller added the following information:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/251703561399?rmvSB=true&ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover....







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