Lot 378 - 1958 Triton 750cc
|Odometer reading||1,556 miles|
|Estimate||£5,500 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,600|
The origins of the Triton; the marriage of a Norton "Featherbed" frame and a Triumph twin cylinder motor, go back to the mid 1950s and the popularity of 500cc Formula III car racing, for which the Norton "Double Knocker" Manx engine was essential to be competitive. However, Norton Motors' refusal to supply engines on their own led to a number of Manx Nortons being stripped of their engines and the readily available Triumph twin then being inserted to create the first Tritons. Subsequently, many more Tritons have been assembled utilising standard Norton "Featherbed" frames and a variety of Triumph power units.
This 1958 dated Triton was constructed in 1979 and combines the wideline "Featherbed" frame from a Norton Model 50 with a unit construction Triumph T120 Bonneville engine. This Triton, like all Tritons, has been specifically made to the owner's specification and therefore, benefits from a number of performance enhancing modifications. In this instance, the engine has been treated to a Morgo 750cc conversion, with Boyer electronic ignition and the electrics upgraded to 12 volts with a halogen headlamp. The cycle parts have been upgraded with a Dresda swinging arm and a twin leading shoe front brake. The wheels feature aluminium alloy rims and the vendor will be fitting new tyres prior to the sale. A smart aluminium fuel tank and racing seat complete the look of this most attractive machine.
This Triton comes from long term ownership and has been used sparingly over the last several years with it being kept in the vendor's front hall. It comes with a current V5 and the vendor informs us that a fresh MoT will be obtained prior to sale. There is also a full MoT history with the bike and a Dating Certificate from Roy Bacon. The Triton is therefore ready for a new owner to enjoy the fine handling and performance for which Tritons are renowned.
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