1970 Triton 500cc 'Café Racer' Frame no. L122 67663 Engine no. T100 52804
Lot 225
1970 Triton 500cc 'Café Racer'
Registration no. CYY 62H Frame no. L122 67663 Engine no. T100 52804
Sold for £7,475 (US$ 12,698) inc. premium
Lot Details
1970 Triton 500cc 'Café Racer'
Registration no. CYY 62H
Frame no. L122 67663
Engine no. T100 52804
A happy marriage of Triumph power and Norton roadholding, the Triton is rightly regarded by enthusiasts as the quintessential British sports special. This hybrid first emerged in the 1950s and continues to be built by professionals and amateurs alike, enjoying marque status today. First registered as a 'Triton' in 1970, this example consists of a 1954 'pre-unit' Tiger 100 engine and the Featherbed frame from a Dominator 88, the latter dating from 1956. Other noteworthy features include an Amal Concentric carburettor, Triumph 'slick shift' gearbox, alloy wheel rims, large-capacity fuel tank, 'racing' seat, rear-set footrests, central oil tank, clip-on handlebars, siamesed exhaust, megaphone silencer and BSA-Triumph conical hubs. Acquired by the current owner in 2004 and restored by him circa 2008, the Triton has been used on a semi-regular basis, covering 877 miles since the rebuild, and has won concours awards at Battlesbridge (2006, 'Best Special'), Race Retro (2008, 'Café Racer' runner-up) and the Maldon British Motorcycle Club (2012, 'Best Overall'). Described as in generally excellent condition, the machine is offered with a quantity of expired MoTs, sundry invoices, old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents, current MoT and the aforementioned concours awards.
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