1966 Triumph Bonneville 650 Frame no. DU34919 Engine no. T120RDU34919
Lot 399
1966 Triumph Bonneville 650 Frame no. DU34919 Engine no. T120RDU34919
Sold for US$ 5,175 inc. premium

Lot Details
1966 Triumph Bonneville 650 Frame no. DU34919 Engine no. T120RDU34919 1966 Triumph Bonneville 650 Frame no. DU34919 Engine no. T120RDU34919 1966 Triumph Bonneville 650 Frame no. DU34919 Engine no. T120RDU34919 1966 Triumph Bonneville 650 Frame no. DU34919 Engine no. T120RDU34919
1966 Triumph Bonneville 650
Frame no. DU34919
Engine no. T120RDU34919
In the 1950s and 1960s coolness on two wheels most often involved a Triumph motorcycle. Marlon Brando, James Dean and Steve McQueen all rode Triumphs. That led to many – if not most – Triumphs being customized by their owners. This 1966 Bonneville is a good example of a mild period custom, showing a chromed oil tank and footpeg mounts, shorty mufflers and a cut-down Bates-style seat.


The motor, transmission and primary drive in this matching-numbers Bonneville were treated to an extensive rebuild by a noted Triumph expert and former racer, and have seen no miles since then. Likewise the carbs, electrics, fork seals and tubes/tires were renewed. The "gray face" Smiths speedometer and tachometer atop the fork assembly were new-in-the-box when installed. Recently the undented gas tank was resprayed in metallic silver.
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