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Lot 402: 1977 Triumph 750cc Bonneville Silver Jubilee - Just 571 miles!

Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2007)

In order to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977, Triumph Motorcycles of Great Britain issued a limited run of 1,000 of its most popular model, the 750 Bonneville, for sole export to the United States of America. Each bike was hand-built using a striking combination of silver and chrome accented with red, white and blue striping. A most distinctive seat complemented the look and commemorative badges could be found on the tank and side panels. Each new owner also received their own personalised certificate of ownership. The original owner of this example and his brother bought one each from the Wimbledon Motorbike Show in 1977; the brother promptly wrote his off on a bend which encouraged the vendor to buy something else with a few extra wheels. With only 571 miles recorded, the remaining bike was then dry stored in his garage. The vendor was a child whilst all this took place, cleaning the original owner's other cars for pocket money. It was only when recently that he spotted the front wheel poking out of the garage that a deal was done. Presented today in fully working order, this time warp example is described as good to excellent in all respects. The V5 registration document still shows just the one owner and, given the low mileage and simple history, this Triumph represents an interesting and rare episode in the history of classic British motorcycling.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace, UK
TypeCar
Lot Number402
Estimate£3000-£5000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£3999
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1977
Condition rating
Registration numberYGT 669S
Mileage-
Chassis numberT140JP84818J
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Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
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