From the seller: “The extensive documented history present with this bike makes a very interesting read in itself. There’s so much paperwork present that I’ve included it in the walkround Youtube video.
This is a matching numbers UK bike declared manufactured in 1956. It has the original legendary Wideline “Featherbed” frame with Norton Roadholder forks & 597cc 4 stroke twin engine. As far as I can gather from the paperwork it’s only had two previous owners from new. The last owner acquired the bike in 2017 with the intention of a restoring it but the restoration never got underway. He bought it from a the second owner who bought it way back in November 1965 with the receipt of sale present for £70 & dated letters concerning the machine to substantiate this. Unfortunately the original logbook was lost during his ownership during a house move in 1979 so the bike had to be re-registered in 1984 retaining the original registration but the date of registration was changed to 1984 on the new logbook(photocopy present & letters to & from DVLA detailing this). This is a genuine Barn Find project in poor condition as pictured & shown in the video. The engine is seized but I was told that it was running when the last keeper bought it in 2017 so it’s most likely rusted up. There’s a current V5 logbook as pictured. 33,760 miles showing on the clocks believed genuine as the last recorded mileage was 33,205 on the last MOT present dated August 30th 1969. There’s other old MOT’s present going back to 1965 but the mileage wasn’t recorded back then. Overall with prices rocketing for these historic bikes this is a very worthwhile & interesting winter project. The value of this bike will more than double when completed especially with so much providence present so very much priced to sell. £100 deposit by bank transfer secures. Cheap delivery availabe nationwide. Please email for a quote. Collection welcome. Be quick at this price!”