1974 Triumph 750cc T150V Trident Frame no. HV40311 Engine no. HV40311
Lot 428
1974 Triumph 750cc T150V Trident
Frame no. HV40311 Engine no. HV40311
Sold for US$ 8,775 inc. premium

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1974 Triumph 750cc T150V Trident Frame no. HV40311 Engine no. HV40311 1974 Triumph 750cc T150V Trident Frame no. HV40311 Engine no. HV40311
1974 Triumph 750cc T150V Trident
Frame no. HV40311
Engine no. HV40311
Launched in the UK in 1969, the BSA-Triumph 750cc triples were based on the existing Triumph 500cc twin-cylinder engine, being in essence a ‘Tiger-and-a-half’. Differences between the Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket 3 were more than just cosmetic: the two models used different frames and in BSA guise the motor featured an inclined cylinder block. Only the Trident survived the group’s collapse in 1972, continuing as the five-speed T150V and later the T160 (using the inclined engine).

Although ultimately upstaged in the showroom by Japanese rivals, the Triumph and BSA 750 triples did more than enough on the racetrack to ensure their place in motorcycling history. BSA-Triumph’s Chief Engineer Doug Hele supervised engine development throughout 1969 while frame builder Rob North devised a chassis that would stand the test of time like few others. The team narrowly missed victory at the 1970 Daytona 200, its first major event, when Gene Romero finished second on a Triumph. Dick Mann’s BSA won at Daytona in 1971 and John Cooper, also BSA-mounted, at Mallory Park’s Race of the Year, vanquishing the hitherto unbeatable combination of Giacomo Agostini and MV. Percy Tait and Ray Pickrell had won the 24-hour Bol d’Or endurance race the preceding week on another Triple, and Cooper wrapped up a memorable international season for BSA-Triumph with victory in the 250-mile race at Ontario in October. As a production racer the Triple was equally dominant, as the number of important production race victories achieved (most notably by the works Triumph ‘Slippery Sam’) is eloquent testimony.

Supplied new in the USA, this exceptional Triumph T150V is in original, virtually ‘as new’ condition, having covered a mere 1,930 miles only. A three-owner machine, it comes complete with tool kit and is offered with all service records and State of California Certificate of Title. Offered without reserve, it represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a fine example of an increasingly collectible classic Triumph.

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