1965/1968 Triumph 650cc Bonneville/TR6 Trophy Special Frame no. T120C DU 18798 Engine no. TR6C DU 82641

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Lot 108
1965/1968 Triumph 650cc Bonneville/TR6 Trophy Special
Frame no. T120C DU 18798 Engine no. TR6C DU 82641

US$ 4,500 - 6,000
£ 3,400 - 4,600
To be sold without reserve
1965/1968 Triumph 650cc Bonneville/TR6 Trophy Special
Frame no. T120C DU 18798
Engine no. TR6C DU 82641
Also known as the 'Competition' or 'Scrambler' model, the T120C boasted a more purposeful, stripped-down look, being equipped with smaller fuel tank, 'dirt' tires and high-level exhaust system. This T120C comprises a 1968 single carburetor TR6 motor installed in a 1965 'twin carburetor' T120C frame. With a single carburetor to maintain, many consider the Trophy a more desirable machine for actual road use than its more famous sister the Bonneville, as their performance is nearly equal in real-world terms, although the Bonnie certainly pulls away at over 80mph. But not everyone cared about performance over 80mph, and simply enjoyed the thrilling torque and great all-around handling and utility of the 650cc Triumph twin, without the regular hassle of synchronizing two carbs.

This bike started life as a T120C, an early version of what the following year would be called the TT Special. This bike is equipped with E.T. ignition (no battery), a lower-gear primary and no speedometer. Sometime during its life, the bike lost its matching serial no. 'C' motor and acquired the present TR6C motor, plus an after-market aluminum oil tank, serrated foot pegs, aluminum levers and Ceriani forks. These were all part of the 1960's formula for making a bike quick. Arizona British Bikes mechanically restored the bike in 2010 including brakes, bearings, seals, cables, gaskets, filters, petcocks, coils, fluids, wiring, points, chain, o-rings, etc. The note on the 2010 invoice reads, 'The engine feels very strong. Acceleration is very good...' It has not been run since.

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1965/1968 Triumph 650cc Bonneville/TR6 Trophy Special Frame no. T120C DU 18798 Engine no. TR6C DU 82641
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