Lot 165 - 1967 13048 Dunstall Racer
|Odometer reading||4,695 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
Paul Dunstall started his racing career on a Norton Dominator
finishing his first race at Thruxton in 3rd place and then winning
his home race at Brands Hatch. Facing Manx Norton's with more of a
race pedigree than his Dommie 99, Dunstall had tuned and tinkered
his bike to be more than competitive, however following his
retirement from racing, Paul Dunstall started to concentrate on
tuning and fabrication work and in 1961, Dunstall became an
authorised Norton agent.
In 1962 Dunstall purchased the Domiracer stock, and soon started making complete bikes as well as aftermarket parts. Various Norton models were given the full Dunstall treatment including Dominator Model 88, 99, 77 and 650SS. Soon competitors of the Dunstall Dommies complained of them having an unfair advantage so in 1967 Dunstall became an authorised manufacturer, homologated by the Auto-Cycle Union for entry into the Isle of Man TT. 1967 was a particularly successful year for Dunstall motorcycles, notching the World One Hour record at Monza, averaging 126.7mph for the 60 minutes, with high records on the straights of over 140mph.
This fabulous Norton Dunstall Rickman was built in 1964 by Rickman and Dunstall. Rickman, who provided the oil-in-frame, and Paul Dunstall, the engine, and indeed raced the bike. The engine utilises the best parts available including high-compression pistons, polished con-rods and lightened cam followers and lifters. The camshaft itself is a racing one and the crank is balanced and all connected to a four-speed QUife, close-ratio, gearbox. John Tickle RE brakes feature to the front and we are told that the short wheelbase and powerful engine make for a rapid and agile experience.
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