Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T

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Lot 117
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle
Engine no. GD00177 T150T

Sold for £ 5,980 (US$ 8,175) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle
Engine no. GD00177 T150T
The most well known, indeed legendary, racing frame built to accommodate the BSA-Triumph triple engine is that made by Rob North and used by the factory team in international Formula 750 events. This Triumph Trident however, has a frame built to the pattern associated with the well-known American fabricator Trackmaster, though its products are more usually associated with motorcycles intended for dirt track racing. (It should be noted that it is not known whether this is a genuine Trackmaster frame or a replica). Most Trackmaster dirt track frames were built to take the all-conquering Harley-Davidson v-twin engine, and the firm also made frames for the Triumph parallel twin and other engine types, including the BSA-Triumph triple. A few Trackmaster triples were constructed for dirt track use around 1969-1971, with even fewer made for circuit racing. Tuner Tom Cates built one for BSA works rider Jim Rice to ride on dirt tracks while others were ridden by Dave Aldana, Don Emde and Gary Nixon. The Cates machine was converted into a road-racer and used by a journalist to record a speed of 144mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1969.

It is not known when or by whom this motorcycle was constructed, or when it was last used. Noteworthy features include what appear to be a Ceriani front fork and a Victor Products singe-points ignition distributor. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered without reserve. Bidders should satisfy themselves as to the manufacture and authenticity of the lot prior to bidding.

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  • The frame number is GD00177T150T.
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Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
Property of a deceased's estate,Triumph Trident 'Trackmaster' Racing Motorcycle Engine no. GD00177 T150T
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