1976 (?) 850 mk2 currently on eBay

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I spotted this bike for sale on the bay last night.


Though not my favourite colour scheme, it looks nice, if a little salty price wise at £10.999.

What I do know is that it was also purchased off ebay just three weeks ago. Then it was described as a 1974 model, and up on a classified ad price for £8,299, so there may/may not have been some price negotiation.

Even absorbing the collection/relocation costs from Devon to Bolton, £2,700 aint a bad mark up.

I'm in the wrong job :rolleyes:
 

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"BBK 424M​

Vehicle make NORTON
Date of first registration January 1974
Date of first registration with DVLA August 2021
Year of manufacture 1974
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Vehicle colour RED"

"We have been told it's all original parts except from the recent paint job,..."
...and black cap silencers (fitted to peashooter brackets Edit: by only one of the two lugs/bolts!) as it isn't a Mk2A. I doubt several other parts are actually the "original" items.

(Thread moved, to https://www.accessnorton.com/ClassicMotorcycles/things-ive-seen-on-craigslist-ebay-etc.35/)
 
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Anybody can say, "We've been told [whatever]" it doesn't make it true. In fact, it's more likely the opposite. I've been told the earth is flat. I've been told Paul McCartney is dead. I've been told we never landed on the moon.
 
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Can a business sell a vehicle with no warranty?
Yes but the sale of goods act still applies, if a fault is found that on the balance of probability was present when sold then they have to fix or refund, only really works in first 30 days. After that its based on what you would expect a vehicle of that age and mileage, ie anything goes and the dealer is clear on a vintage vehicle.

So exactly what does the £2700 buy you other than a tart up and sell on.

For sale of goods act to work you need to first ask nicely, then issue a notice of action and then cut your losses and make the claim lower than the threshold for small claims ie £10,000. By going through small claims if you lose you are only liable for your costs and not the defendant's.

With that it mind it really makes no sense for a dealer not to at least offer a 30 day warranty, they can be forced into paying anyway.
 

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It's a '74.

1976 (?) 850 mk2 currently on eBay
 

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So exactly what does the £2700 buy you other than a tart up and sell on.
Not even a tart up, just the sell on.

The bike was in that (excellent) condition when I saw the ad 3 weeks ago. I 'watched' it, and so still have it in my ebay sold list.

The wording of the ad is pretty much the same too. Almost a copy & paste.
 
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There’s a ‘74 850 for sale near me. All original, your chance to own an all original classic Norton including original seat, paint etc.
Pictures show an obviously new seat cover, base/clear paint and a 71 750 engine all for the bargain price of $16,500
 
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If you compared the s/ns with Greg Marshes website it should show how late in the 850 production it was.
 

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If you compared the s/ns with Greg Marshes website it should show how late in the 850 production it was.
Do we have the number?

If the rear chain guard/ brake plate is original it has the inspection holes. So post Feb March 1974. And up to Nov 1974.

No way it's 1976.
 

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Post #3:

"Date of first registration* January 1974".
*Presumably in the USA, because: "Date of first registration with DVLA August 2021" (with an age-related Aug. '73 - Jul. '74 'M' plate).
 

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Post #3:

"Date of first registration* January 1974".
*Presumably in the USA, because: "Date of first registration with DVLA August 2021" (with an age-related Aug. '73 - Jul. '74 'M' plate).
OK sorry I missed that. Where did you see that January date?

I have read the inspection holes in the brake plate came in because of a law change (in the USA) in very early 1974. Which could mean Norton was building them like that by the end of 1973 I guess.
 
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Les,
If it's a Mk II, it should have pea shooter mufflers and if it's a Mk IIA, shouldn't it have the black plastic air box????
 
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