The ex-Classic Bike magazine,1957 Triton 750cc
Lot 552
The ex-Classic Bike magazine,1957 Triton 750cc
£4,600 - 5,400
US$ 7,700 - 9,100
Lot Details
The ex-Classic Bike magazine
1957 Triton 750cc
Registration no. MSJ 948
Frame no. M14 72761
Engine no. HD56850 T120R
The construction of this wonderful Triton was featured in Classic Bike magazine over three issues during 1998 (June/July/August); the project being guided by none other than ‘Mr Triton’ himself – Dave Degens. Proprietor of Dresda Autos, Dave Degens was one of the first special-builders to put the Triton into what might be termed ‘limited production’. Riding one of his own Dresda Tritons, Degens won the prestigious Barcelona 24-Hour Endurance Race in 1965, defeating many works-entered bikes in the process, and went on to develop his own Norton Featherbed-derived frame to take power units other than the original Triumph. Using the new Dresda frame and a 650cc Triumph engine he won in Barcelona, for the second time, in 1970. The accompanying VMCC Dating Certificate verifies that the Dominator 99 frame was manufactured in 1957, while the T120R Bonneville engine dates from July 1970. Other mouth-watering features of this café-racer’s dream machine include: alloy fuel tank, central oil tank, swept-back exhaust pipes, megaphone silencers, Amal Concentric carburettors, belt primary drive, alloy wheel rims, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footrests and Grimeca double-sided front brake. After completion the bike was acquired by the vendor in March 1999 and has covered a mere 462 miles since then. The machine is offered with copies of the Classic Bike articles, current road fund licence, MoT to July 2006 and Swansea V5 document.