1968 Triumph 650cc TR6C Frame no. DU70034 Engine no. E6305

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Lot 141
1968 Triumph 650cc TR6C
Frame no. DU70034 Engine no. E6305

Sold for US$ 6,440 inc. premium
1968 Triumph 650cc TR6C
Frame no. DU70034
Engine no. E6305
The most important tweak to the Bonneville/Trophy frame was made for the 1967 model year, when a shallower steering head angle was adopted in the interests of better high-speed stability, and road testers duly reported a marked improvement in that respect. By this time Triumph's two 650 sportsters had been updated with 12-volt electrics and a full-width 8 inch 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. For 1968, the Trophy inherited the Bonneville's new front fork and longer, strengthened swing arm, and (one) Amal Concentric 900 carburetor. Otherwise it stayed much the same. Cycle magazine summed up the Trophy by saying, "The plain truth is we like the Triumph Trophy because it does well what it was made to do."

"We ruled the desert for many years. It was amazing the way the Desert Sleds performed. As late as 1970, a TR6 Sled ridden by Bob Ferro won the Checkers World Championship Hare and Hound, one of America's last big desert races." Triumph Motorcycles in America by Lindsay Brooke and David Gaylin (Motorbooks 1993).

The Trophy offered here seems to be in good condition with its period correct Amal carburetor and pancake filter.

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 frame number is TR6C DU70034 and the engine number is TR6C DU70034. Additionally, the title will be in transit.
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1968 Triumph 650cc TR6C Frame no. DU70034 Engine no. E6305
1968 Triumph 650cc TR6C Frame no. DU70034 Engine no. E6305
1968 Triumph 650cc TR6C Frame no. DU70034 Engine no. E6305
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