1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841

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Lot 138
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6
Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841

US$ 8,000 - 12,000
£ 6,100 - 9,100
Amended
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6
Frame no. D3275
Engine no. TR8841
In a need of more power for the American market, Triumph decided to bore and stroke their famous 500cc engine to 649cc for their 1950 model, the Thunderbird. By 1956, Triumph improved that engine installing the famous 'Delta' alloy cylinder head, especially made to enhance cooling capacities of the bike, and threw it in a new frame to give birth to the Triumph TR6 'Trophy'. Directly inspired by the trending desert racer motorcycles, the bike embodied the idea of a dual-purpose tool as good in the street as on the dirt. Being one of Steve McQueen's favorite bike, the TR6 was notably used in The Great Escape. But not everybody is Steve McQueen and not everybody as off-road intentions, so Triumph also released a street version of the TR6 featuring lower pipes and street tires.
The bike presented here had its engine rebuilt in 2005, just one year after the 4-speed transmission received the same treatment. The frame was repainted, suspension rebuilt and some new brakes were installed. The motorcycle was repainted in 2010 in a Ruby Red/Silver color and inherited some new chromes. Finally, the electrical system was also worked on with a NOS wiring harness and new switches. All the receipts will be delivered to the buyer by the seller.

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 engine number is TR6R D8841, and the title will be in transit.
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1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
1960 Triumph 649cc TR6 Frame no. D3275 Engine no. TR8841
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