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An iconic and matching numbers UK 1966 Triumph Bonneville T120.
Brazed lug full-cradle single downtube frame, telescopic hydraulic damping front suspension, rear swingarm with two Girling dampers, twin Amal monobloc carburettors, twin roadster low pipes, Lucas headlamp with chromed bowl, 4 gallon fuel tank, tank rack, side tank knee pads, tank badge, twin ‘King and Queen’ seat, rear grab bar, Smiths speedometer and rev counter, ammeter, neutral indicator.
Finished in the original colour scheme of Red and Ivory, this patriotic Triumph Bonneville T120 is a UK example boasting matching number credentials. The Red and Ivory paintwork gleams and the gloss Black side panels have some miniscule dings and beautiful gold lettering. The mudguards, lights, grips and genuine Triumph foot rubbers are in excellent condition as is the seat. The frame is in fine order with no visual evidence of repair work and the original stock frame number stamping is clearly legible which in turn correlates with the engine number. An iconic classic British motorcycle.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The beating heart of this formidable machine is the air-cooled 649cc four-stroke OHV parallel twin with two 30mm Amal carburettors and Lucas ignition developing 46hp at 6500rpm. Matching number credentials are verified with the engine number stamping clear. The engine is clean and polished casing has the Triumph Emblem stamping and triangular patent plate. The engine and transmission are standard along with the four-speed gearbox.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Stunning chromed rims and spokes are in superb condition with a mirror finish to the chrome. Some light tarnishing to the front wheel hub is barely visible. Premium 3.25.18 front and 4.00.18 rear tyres have plenty of tread. The standard braking system feature front and rear drums, the front being 8in SLS ventilated and the rear 7in SLS.
Registered new on the 6th September 1966, this UK example has wonderful traceable history right back to day one with the original green Buff Log book listing first owner as Wilf Green Ltd who were a Royal Enfield Dealership in Abbeydale Road, Sheffield. After six days, the bike was sold to the first private owner, a Mr Laming. The original and continuation log books list the bike details including the colour, Red and Ivory, as well as the engine and frame numbers which match the bike. The records also show that Mr Laming owned the bike until 1976 until it was sold to a Mr Griffiths. The previous owner, Mr Edge, purchased the bike in 2013 whereby it was displayed inside the family home alongside his 1975 Kawasaki Z1B. Whilst fully operational the bike has been a display piece for some years. There is a large history folder containing numerous receipts and invoices as well as a detailed maintenance log dating back to the early 1980’s. In the wake of the King’s recent Coronation, what better way to commemorate this iconic British made machine than one of Meridan’s finest!