Lot 150 - 1970 13093 T120 Bonneville
|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.
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