Motorcycle Classics

Found on eBay: 1973 Norton Commando 850 Interstate

Reader Contribution by Landon Hall

Norton Commandos are some the most loved and coveted of the Seventies bikes, and their prices have been climbing steadily for years. In the early Nineties it seemed you could find a nicely restored or original Commando that was ready to ride for $2,000 to $3,000. Those days, however, are long gone. Rarely do we see a Commado worth having for less than $5,000, and often the ones for sale at that price still look like they need a good bit of sorting.

This week’s eBay find is a numbers-matching 1973 Commando Interstate with new tires, a new seat cover, ignition switch, tach cable and more. It’s been updated with a Boyer electronic ignition, and the auction claims that the bike “starts and idles on 1st kick, runs strong…”

Though it looks like it could use a bit of cosmetic attention, this Norton looks to be worth having. The reserve isn’t listed, but we’re hoping the current owner has set a reasonable reserve and that some new owner can have themselves a nice rider with a little elbow grease.

To see the auction for this Commando Interstate, go here.

  • Published on Jun 16, 2009
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