Lot 106 - Triumph Daytona Rickman Metisse
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
In motorcycling terms the name Metisse was born in 1959 when scrambling brothers Derek and Don Rickman built and successfully raced a machine made up of a BSA frame and gearbox, a Triumph 500cc engine and Norton forks. This was to be the beginning of a line of successful off-road racers, road racers and street bikes. Built on a combination of passion for motorcycles and innovative engineering, the machines from the small factory in New Milton, Hampshire found their way to winners circles all over the world. In 1966 the film star Steve McQueen bought a Triumph engine Metisse to compete in desert races in the U.S.A and described it as ‘the best handling bike I’ve ever owned’.
This Steve McQueen desert racer is based on the Metisse Mk. III that has been the class-winning off road motorcycle since the 1960’s. She presents well in sumptuous shade of dark green. Powered by a 650cc Triumph engine, this attractive classic would surely look good in any collection.
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