1980 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Executive Frame no. T140ES EB26998 Engine no. T140ES EB26998

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Lot 229
1980 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Executive
Registration no. UGK 4W Frame no. T140ES EB26998 Engine no. T140ES EB26998

Sold for £ 3,795 (US$ 4,771) inc. premium
1980 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Executive
Registration no. UGK 4W
Frame no. T140ES EB26998
Engine no. T140ES EB26998
The final phase of development of Triumph's vertical twin commenced in 1972 with the first appearance of the new 750cc version of the Bonneville. Other improvements included a new ten-stud cylinder head, triplex primary chain, stronger transmission, and a disc front brake, while a five-speed gearbox, introduced on the preceding 650 Bonneville, was standard equipment on the 750. After the Meriden debacle, Triumph continued with the Bonneville as its main model, ringing the changes to produce a succession of special and celebratory editions, while significant technological developments included the adoption of electronic ignition and the introduction of models with electric starting and an 8-valve head. It was, of course, too little too late and the company folded in the early 1980s.

The machine offered here is one of the final Meriden models, the Executive, which was introduced in 1980 and used the electric start engine. A cockpit fairing, top box, and panniers were standard equipment. 'UGK 4W' was purchased in 1991 by the late (third) owner, an engineer at a Ford main dealership who maintained the Bonnie himself. An enthusiast, he was also a member of the Greenwich Motorcycle Club and a marshal at Brands Hatch. Last used some two years ago, the machine should require only gentle re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before returning to the road. Accompanying documentation consists of the 1991 sales receipt and a V5C Registration Certificate. The panniers are included in the sale.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The original factory seat now accompanies the machine, which is currently fitted with a 'King and Queen' seat.
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1980 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Executive Frame no. T140ES EB26998 Engine no. T140ES EB26998
1980 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Executive Frame no. T140ES EB26998 Engine no. T140ES EB26998
1980 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Executive Frame no. T140ES EB26998 Engine no. T140ES EB26998
1980 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Executive Frame no. T140ES EB26998 Engine no. T140ES EB26998
1980 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Executive Frame no. T140ES EB26998 Engine no. T140ES EB26998
1980 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Executive Frame no. T140ES EB26998 Engine no. T140ES EB26998
1980 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Executive Frame no. T140ES EB26998 Engine no. T140ES EB26998
1980 Triumph 744cc T140 Bonneville Executive Frame no. T140ES EB26998 Engine no. T140ES EB26998
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