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Classic's and their owners

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Just for the fun of seeing how far we can come in completing a 100 LE bikes-list. Below is what i could find in the public domain/internet/forum/FB.
So no problems concerning privacy i guess.

Craven Collection York has a Classic, what number?
Paul Ralph now has number LE011?
Solvang Motor Museum has LE100
Mark Smithard (USA) has LE009 and another one with number?
Tony Gutteridge has LE069
Paul Miles has LE035
Albert van de Heijden Netherlands has a Classic, number?
Jannes Geertsma Netherlands (that's me) has number LE044

Who can make the list complete?

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Hi Jannes,

I have quite a few more in the club's register.

I will send you what I have.

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I think I can trace three more and yes I have 011
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Hello, mine was the LE 12.
It is now in a private museum in Switzerland.


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David, Paul and Holger thanks!

As and when i get more info, i will share this on the forum.
For sure is that there are not 100 bikes still allive.
All info welcome!!

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Number 53 is for sale on Ebay at the moment.
Item no. 164984509307.
£6,000 current bid.
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Nice bike!
6000,- ? So, still 5000,- to go then?

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Did it sell?
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Yes, to Australia i think. Don't know the price it went for...

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My old Classic was No LE029 which I sold about 18 month's ago to "Keith" from Cumbria,who has since sold it to dealer,so I have no idea where it is now,J.B.
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Yes there is a big collector in Australia I wonder if it was him...
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His Facebook name is Racecomp-Steve.
Perhaps he is also on this Forum?
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It was briefly listed again earlier today and now ended - a scammer? Mike
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Assen wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:02 am His Facebook name is Racecomp-Steve.
Perhaps he is also on this Forum?
Yes it was him he has shown it on Facebook
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No 71 belongs to David Head
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Thanks,
Steve Philips is the name of Racecomp-Steve.
A VERY big customer of Andover-Norton. Hope he leaves some parts for the rest of us...

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Another one for the list .... Jerome in France has no. 43
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The toolkit that should have been with my Classic is on eBay now the owner at the time apparently didn't have it but all of a sudden he has and its on eBay. Doesn't seem right to me????

But that's life I guess hope I win it to get the bike partnered back with its actual tools.
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I have finished writing the piece about what Classics are where, as known to the club. We can account for 50 .... which is 50%!!!

Which means there's another 50 out there somewhere!

It'll be in the next (but one) magazine.

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David I know of a non runner in Reading wonder if you have that ?
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PM me the details, Paul - thank you.

So sorry to read that the vendor of your Classic suddenly ‘found’ the toolkit that should have gone with the bike.

Good luck!

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There's one in the Sammy Miller museum, but I don't know the number.
I was also told by someone, that he had written one off (I think sometime in the 90s), so perhaps there's only 99 left now!.

P.S.
I am NOT the previous owner who is selling the toolkit from Paul's Classic on ebay. That would be the previous - previous owner, who was adamant that he had never had the toolkit when I bought the bike from him a few years back. In fact, I was the one who spotted his name and the listing on ebay whilst looking for parts for my Commando the other day.

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What I do have, is a pair of correct IP2 style lockable panniers and rails to fit the Classic (and IP2), which the new owner did not want.
These are for sale, if anyone is interested.
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David,

The numbers i have are 011,012,025,035,009,063,069,071,044,001,053,043,100,001

Do we now have more than 50?
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Yes sorry Geoff has been really helpful and let me know about the toolkit, luckily I did win it to reunite it with the bike.
I am now looking for a Norton key wallet and the original certificate someone has it somewhere and it should be with the bike of course.

Thanks Geoff
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I did not get the key fob with any of my Rotary's, some New old stock ones turns up on eBay, I bought 1 for each bike. All were sold.

The Norton logo won't last long if it was used regularly. I can supply high Res photos if someone wants to get some made.

Regards Wayne
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