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 Dorset auctioneer Charterhouse’s classic and vintage motorcycles sale on June 29.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.“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.”The sale takes plade at the Haynes International Motor Museum with viewing there on June 28.
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