Shortly to grace the
Cover of a Norton Book
This 1968 Fastback, one
of the Nortons in the Seifert family's private collection, will shortly grace the cover of
History of Norton Motorcycles we currently reprint.
The book is a revised
reprint of the Norton chapter in Steve Wilson's "British
We found it interesting and informative, as Steve does not just give
the technical details,
but also tells the business story that went on behind the scenes.
The economic background often explains the development of a model range
and production figures
far better than the isolated facts about technical specififactions and
The Fastback above was
sold into the Panama Canal Zone when it left the factory,
becoming the pride and joy of an American soldier there.
re-imported into the UK in the early 1980s, in chopped form with a
16" rear wheel and the rear frame loop sawn off.
When Joe Seifert realized it was a very early Commando- it still has the
"widowmaker" frame!-it was rebuilt to catalogue specification.