Lot 323 - 1965 Triumph T120 Bonneville

Lot 323 - 1965 Triumph T120 Bonneville

Lot 323 - 1965 Triumph T120 Bonneville

Lot Number 323
Registration ATM 74C
Chassis Number DU12255
Engine Number DU12255
Odometer reading 1,249 miles
Estimate £3,000 - £5,000
Result Sold - £6,496

The Bonneville T120 was Edward Turner's last production design at Triumph. Launched in 1959 by Triumph as 'The Best Motorcycle in the World', the Bonneville T120 was aimed mainly at the lucrative US market where enthusiasts were demanding extra performance but was developed so quickly that it was not included in the 1959 Triumph catalogue. The original Triumph Bonneville was a 650cc parallel-twin (two-cylinder) motorcycle manufactured by Triumph Engineering and later by Norton Villiers Triumph between 1959 and 1974. It was based on the company's Triumph Tiger T110 and was fitted with the same twin 1 and 3/16 inch Amal monobloc carburettors as standard together with the high-performance inlet camshaft. It was initially produced with a pre-unit construction engine which enabled the bike to comfortably achieve 115mph without further modification. Later a unit construction model was introduced, which made it stiffer and more compact, including additional bracing at the steering head and swing arm. The steering angle was altered and improved forks were fitted a couple of years later which, together with this increased stiffness, enabled overall performance to match that of the Bonneville's rivals.

This matching numbers Bonneville T120 shows three former keepers and currently resides in Buckinghamshire. The history includes many invoices for general maintenance over the years and it would appear to be in extremely good original condition. The wheels and tyres are in good order and it comes with an additional tank-rack. Very competitively priced, Triumphs most well known model should find a willing buyer with little trouble.

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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