Bonhams : 1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868

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Lot 523
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy
Registration no. UUL 906F Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868

Sold for £ 4,370 (US$ 5,634) inc. premium
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy
Registration no. UUL 906F
Frame no. TR6 DU74868
Engine no. TR6 DU74868
The most important 'tweak' Triumph made to the Trophy/Bonneville frame was for the 1967 model year, when a shallower steering head angle was adopted in the interests of better high-speed stability. By this time Triumph's two 650 sports roadsters had been updated with 12-volt electrics and a full-width 8" front brake, while other significant improvements for 1967 included a new oil pump and an increase in the Trophy's compression ratio to 9.0:1, same as the Bonneville's. There were further mechanical updates for '68, the most obvious being the adoption of an 8" twin-leading-shoe front brake, one of the best around. The engine got independently adjustable ignition points and Amal Concentric carburettors, while the suspension was improved courtesy of a new shuttle-valve front fork.

'UUL 906F' was purchased in April 2003 and last taxed to the end of June 2008. The previous owner advised the vendor that the machine is fitted with a sidecar gearbox sprocket (geared down). The vendor has done nothing to the machine since purchase other than replacing the rear brake arm for a more correct item. An earlier restoration (believed partially repainted), the machine will require re-commissioning to a greater or lesser extent before returning to the road; the wiring in particular requires attention (a spare loom is included in the sale). The machine is offered with an old V5 document; a V5C Registration Certificate; and a quantity of expired MoTs and tax discs.

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1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
1968 Triumph 649cc TR6C Trophy Frame no. TR6 DU74868 Engine no. TR6 DU74868
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