Lot 150 - 1970 13093 T120 Bonneville

Lot 150 - 1970 13093 T120 Bonneville

Lot 150 - 1970 13093 T120 Bonneville

Lot Number 150
Registration BRF 221J
Chassis Number 60492
Engine Number 60492
Odometer reading 34,931 miles
Estimate £4,000 - £6,000
Result Sold - £6,720

The 1970 Triumph Bonneville T120 was not only the high water mark in the Triumph 650 development, but also the year that most people favour as 'the best Triumph Bonneville ever built' and certainly one of the prettiest. They ran well, were fast and handled well to boot. It carried a 650cc parallel-twin engine between 1959 and 1974 and was based on the company's Triumph Tiger T110. Initially it was produced with a pre-unit construction engine which enabled the bike to comfortably achieve 115mph without further modification, but later in 1963 a unit construction model was introduced which was stiffer and more compact including additional bracing at the steering head and swing arm.
 
Presented in striking red and silver, this low mileage, matching numbers Bonneville was acquired in 2012 by the current vendor and since stored as part of a static collection. It is a great example of the 650 machine. Sympathetically restored and with Mankuni carburettors by the previous owner, this T120 is offered with a V5 registration certificate, documented recent MoT test certificates and a collection of old tax discs covering 1992 to 2011. At this price-point, we would suggest this to be a very reasonable estimate for this example.

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.

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