1976 Triumph 750cc T140V Bonneville Frame no. T140VXN66139 Engine no. T140VXN66139

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Lot 209
1976 Triumph 750cc T140V Bonneville
Frame no. T140VXN66139 Engine no. T140VXN66139

Sold for US$ 3,680 inc. premium
1976 Triumph 750cc T140V Bonneville
Frame no. T140VXN66139
Engine no. T140VXN66139
Landmark motorcycles on our side of the mid-twentieth century, the Bonnie's combination of looks and performance has seldom been equaled.

The original T120 was continually improved over the years, and even the entry of the more modern, reliable and cheaper Japanese bikes didn't seem to dent Triumph's grip on the top end of the import market..

Triumph then came with the new Bonneville T140V in 1973. It was a refreshing return to more classic styling and there were bona fide technical advances like a front disc brake, an engine upgraded to 750cc and a five-speed gearbox. Unfortunately, back in England matters were spiraling out of control and the workforce seized the Triumph factory. Few Bonnevilles made it to American shores for almost two years.

Hope was renewed when the 1976 line included an updated version of the 1973 T140V. It now had a rear disc brake and the shifting mechanism had been switched to the left side to comply with US safety regulations.

The T140V offered is from the 1976-77 production run. It has an accurate older restoration and features the original color scheme of Cherokee Red with White scallops. This lot represents one of the last great technical achievements of a proud nameplate that was entering the twilight of the entire British motorcycle industry and will require recommissioning to a greater or lesser extent.

Since bought in 2008 the bike was barely ridden so it kept its good condition of the time, as well as the same mileage.

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  • 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.

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1976 Triumph 750cc T140V Bonneville Frame no. T140VXN66139 Engine no. T140VXN66139
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