Property of a deceased's estate, 1968 Triumph 649cc T120 Bonneville Frame no. T120 DU83246 Engine no. T120 DU83246

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Lot 550
Property of a deceased's estate, 1968 Triumph 649cc T120 Bonneville
Registration no. EMB 72F Frame no. T120 DU83246 Engine no. T120 DU83246

Sold for £ 10,925 (US$ 14,987) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1968 Triumph 649cc T120 Bonneville
Registration no. EMB 72F
Frame no. T120 DU83246
Engine no. T120 DU83246
Triumph's top-of-the-range sports roadster, 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 standardised, but welcome improvements included improved forks, independently adjustable ignition points, Amal Concentric carburettors, and a twin-leading-shoe front brake.

As featured in Classic Bike magazine ('Best of the Bonnies', June 1989 issue), this '68 Bonneville was restored to original condition for the immediately preceding owners by Coventry-based Clive Humphries in the early 1980s. For the succeeding eight-or-so years it was ridden regularly and shown throughout England, winning numerous concours awards including 'Best Classic Bike' at Stafford. Dry stored since 1994, it was purchased by the late owner at Bonhams' Stafford sale in October 2004 (Lot 385). The tax disc in the holder expired on 30th April 2014 and it is believed that the Triumph has not been ridden since then. On file is a sheet of hand-written notes detailing various cleaning and maintenance tasks undertaken between 2016 and 2018, while additional documentation includes an old-style continuation logbook (issued 1974) and an old-style V5C. An instruction manual and a workshop manual are included in the sale. Unused for several years, the Bonnie will require re-commissioning or possibly more extensive renovation before returning to the road and thus is sold strictly as viewed.

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Property of a deceased's estate, 1968 Triumph 649cc T120 Bonneville Frame no. T120 DU83246 Engine no. T120 DU83246
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