Lot 201 - 1977 13093 Bonneville T140V Silver Jubilee Edition
|Chassis Number||T140V-DP82323 J|
|Engine Number||T140V-DP82323 J|
|Odometer reading||8,196 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
There are few classic motorcycles that are more stylish, better
known or more enjoyable to ride than a Triumph Bonneville. While
the late 60's Bonnies now come with very large price tags attached,
the later T140 machines still remain relatively affordable for the
time being. Even rare machines such as this limited edition export
model Silver Jubilee currently represent good value and, given the
recent increases in values of this particular model, it would
suggest an excellent investment.
T140V is also arguably a more practical classic motorcycle for modern roads with its five-speed gearbox, conventional pattern left hand gearshift and disc brakes front and rear.
This particular bike is a matching numbers example of a 1977 limited edition of just 1,000 export model Silver Jubilee T140V Bonnevilles, and was built in April 1977. It has just 8,196 recorded miles and whilst not warranted, we have identified nothing either mechanically or cosmetically that would cause us to doubt it. The bike retains all of the original features of the Silver Jubilee edition machines from the chromed outer engine casings, the red, white and blue lined wheel rims down to the Silver Jubilee specific tank centre. The Triumph Owners Club dating officer has viewed the bike and it is believed this is a genuine early Silver Jubilee machine.
This rare motorcycle is in good order and whilst not perfect, is in remarkably clean condition taking into account it is 37 years old. The side panels are virtually unmarked and bear the 'One of a Thousand' badges; the seat is also in clean and original condition. The engine runs very well, with no adverse noises and starts immediately when requested. We are advised the brakes will require some attention, mainly through lack of use, the parts are readily available. In addition to this, the headlight is not working and will require some investigation. The originality and patina of this machine is a lovely example of a rare limited edition machine. Whilst the bike does need some small jobs doing to put her in top condition, nothing that will require significant outlay in terms of time or expense. The U.S. title for the bike is supplied therefore the Triumph can be registered onto an age related registration number. Import duties have been paid and the necessary paperwork is supplied. This is a splendid machine and offers plenty of opportunity for investment potential.
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