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Lot 426: Triumph T120 Bonneville

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

Unitary construction of the engine/gearbox had been a feature of Triumph's 350 and 500 twins since 1957 and that innovation duly appeared on the 650s in 1963. The caf� racers' favourite since its introduction, thanks to lusty acceleration and a top speed approaching 120mph, the Bonneville continued in this new form as Triumph's top-of-the-range sports roadster. This particular T120 Bonneville dates from 1967, by which time the handling problems associated with earlier versions had been sorted and 12-volt electrics standardised. The machine was restored by Atelier Motorne of Chailloue circa 2001 and modified in 'caf� racer' style complete with an alloy fuel tank, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footrests, racing seat, megaphone silencers, short front mudguard, etc (see invoice on file). Removed parts offered with it include the tank, front mudguard, handlebar, seat and a silencer. The machine is offered with French Carte Grise normale and various documents relating to its purchase in 2001.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number426
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€4500
Hammer Price (inc premium)€5175
Year1967
Condition rating0
Registration number998 NE 61
Mileage-
Chassis numberDU54500
Engine numberDU54500
Engine capacity (cc)649
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors