Alf Sandford’s CS1 Norton runs for the first time

Many thanks to Martin Shelley for sending this note about the┬áthis rather nice 1929 Norton CS1…

The lucky new owner of the late Alf Sandford’s CS1 Norton┬áhas finally got it running again after a lot of hard work and elbow grease. He was persuaded to retain as much of the original finish as possible by myself and Simon and others, and I hope he feels it was worth the effort.

He has used Fluid Film to preserve the areas of bare metal and the areas where the original paintwork was deteriorating. Such a rare survivor deserved to avoid ‘concours restoration’ and it remains an almost unique example of an original bike in original condition.