A Brief History of the Norton P11, P11A, and Ranger – Everything You Need To Know


Bob Blair And A Desert Sled Called The P11

The idea for the motorcycle that would become the Norton P11 began in 1966 with Southern California Norton distributor Bob Blair who reasoned that if you took a Matchless G85 CS (Competition Scrambles) frame and squeezed a Norton Atlas 750cc parallel twin engine into it then you might just have a “desert sled” type of bike that would be able to beat the seemingly unbeatable BSA Hornet and Triumph TR6C.

The Matchless G85 CS frame was made using Reynolds 531 tubing, a manganese–molybdenum, medium-carbon steel alloy, which was the class leader for use in racing cars, motorcycles, and competition bicycles as well as having uses in aircraft construction. Continue reading

An Original Ferrari 250 Tool Roll – That (Probably) Costs More Than Your Car


This is an original, complete Ferrari 250 tool roll suitable for “outside plug” cars like the GTE, Lusso, SWB, TDF, PF Coupe and GTO models.

It’s vitally important for owners of these cars to have original tool rolls along with all of the other factory parts and accessories before entering the car in shows – as the judges will carefully check for them.

This black fabric tool roll contains 8 Beta Wrenches (N.55 complete set), a pair of 190mm pliers, a Carello oil filter wrench, a Weber carburettor key, 2 wooden handled screwdrivers, a steel 500g hammer, a lead knock-off wheel spinner mallet, a grease gun with a detachable extension nozzle, a Pirelli fan belt in cardboard sleeve, the large side pocket housing M. Riganti pillar jack, a hub puller, and a T-handle spark plug wrench. Continue reading