Lot 258 - 1967 Triumph T120 Bonneville 'Cafe Racer'
|Estimate||£4,500 - £5,500|
The Café Racer ethos originated in the 1960s by non-scooter owners and largely with modified road motorcycles. Variations on Nortons and Triumphs sometimes with the engines swapped over and usually with chrome fuel tanks were the order of the day. The Ace café was the Mecca for meetings and general 'hanging out'. The essence of the Café Race was to be able to put a song on the juke box, hop on to your bike, travel one junction on the North Circular and back before it had finished.
This example has Triumph Thruxton style pipes with monobloc carburettors, Akront alloy rear rim and the correct 19" chrome front rim. There is also some original bodywork included in the sale such tank, seat and mudguards. Currently registered in France, this restoration project is a handsome beast and will certainly look the part without much effort.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.