1967 Triumph 650cc T120 Frame no. T120DU54500 Engine no. T120DU54500
Lot 426
1967 Triumph 649cc T120 Bonneville Frame no. DU54500 Engine no. DU54500
Sold for €5,175 (US$ 6,354) inc. premium

Lot Details
1967 Triumph 649cc T120 Bonneville Frame no. DU54500 Engine no. DU54500 1967 Triumph 649cc T120 Bonneville Frame no. DU54500 Engine no. DU54500 1967 Triumph 650cc T120 Frame no. T120DU54500 Engine no. T120DU54500 1967 Triumph 650cc T120 Frame no. T120DU54500 Engine no. T120DU54500
1967 Triumph 649cc T120 Bonneville
Registration no. 998 NE 61
Frame no. DU54500
Engine no. DU54500
Unitary construction of the engine/gearbox had been a feature of Triumph's 350 and 500 twins since 1957 and that innovation duly appeared on the 650s in 1963. The café racers' favourite since its introduction, thanks to lusty acceleration and a top speed approaching 120mph, the Bonneville continued in this new form as Triumph's top-of-the-range sports roadster. This particular T120 Bonneville dates from 1967, by which time the handling problems associated with earlier versions had been sorted and 12-volt electrics standardised. The machine was restored by Atelier Motorne of Chailloue circa 2001 and modified in 'café racer' style complete with an alloy fuel tank, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footrests, racing seat, megaphone silencers, short front mudguard, etc (see invoice on file). Removed parts offered with it include the tank, front mudguard, handlebar, seat and a silencer. The machine is offered with French Carte Grise normale and various documents relating to its purchase in 2001.

Footnotes

  • Triumph 649 cm3 T120 Bonneville1967
    Immatriculation n° 998 NE 61
    Cadre n° DU54500
    Moteur n° DU54500

    Le montage en bloc du moteur et de la boîte de vitesses fut une caractéristique des twins 350 et 500 de Triumph depuis 1957 et cette innovation apparut naturellement sur les 650 de 1963. Machine favorite des « café racers » depuis son lancement, grâce à la vigueur de ses accélérations et à sa vitesse de pointe approchant 195 km/h, la Bonneville perpétua sous cette nouvelle forme le type routière sportive haut de gamme de Triumph. Cette T120 Bonneville date de 1967, date à laquelle les problèmes de comportement dynamique reprochés aux premières versions avaient été résolus et le circuit en 12volts standardisé. La machine restaurée par Atelier Motorne de Chailloue aux alentours de 2001 a été modifiée totalement en café racer avec réservoir en aluminium, poignées bracelets, repose-pieds reculés, selle course, silencieux mégaphoniques, petit garde-boue avant, etc (voir facture dans le dossier). Les pièces déposées dont le réservoir, le garde-boue avant, le guidon, la selle et le silencieux sont jointes au lot offert avec sa carte grise française normale et divers documents relatifs à son acquisition en 2001.

Saleroom notices

  • La machine est vendue avec son certificat d'immatriculation, mais pas la carte grise comme indiquée au catalogue. The machine is offered with a Certificat d'immatriculation, not a Carte Grise as stated in the catalogue.
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