1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R

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Lot 106
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville
Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R

Sold for US$ 9,200 inc. premium
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville
Frame no. ND30662 T120R
Engine no. ND30662 T120R
• Nicely finished machine
• Desirable oil-in-sump model
• A classic café racer

The café racers' favorite since its launch, thanks to lusty acceleration and a top speed approaching 120mph, the Bonneville arrived at what aficionados consider its ultimate specification with the launch of the 1968 model. By this time the frame had been sorted and 12-volt electrics standardized, but welcome additional improvements included shuttle-valve fork internals, independently adjustable ignition points, and a long overdue twin-leading-shoe front brake. For the next couple of seasons the Bonnie continued essentially unchanged before the disastrous launch of the 'oil-in-frame' (OIF) models in 1970 precipitated the collapse of the entire BSA-Triumph Group. Today these late, pre-OIF Bonnevilles are becoming increasingly sought after by collectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

Dating from the last year of production prior to the introduction of the oil-in-frame model, this numbers matching Bonnie came into the owner's collection in 2007. Sourced from a Texas garage, it was restored to its factory specifications at some point prior to purchase. Fitted with dual, not a single, Amal concentric carburetors and finished in two-tone burgundy and silver color scheme with a black vinyl saddle, it carries some of the modern improvements that had benefited the Bonneville after nearly a dozen years of production. It is a classic café racer that will bring delight to any motoring enthusiast lucky enough to kick a leg over it and go for a ride.

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1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
1970 Triumph 650cc T120R Bonneville  Frame no. ND30662 T120R Engine no. ND30662 T120R
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