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Lot 606: 1969 Triumph Trident T150 740cc Café Racer

Collectors' Motor Cars, Bonhams (10 September 2005)

Differences between the Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket III 750cc triples were more than just cosmetic: the two models used different frames and in BSA guise the motor’s cylinder block was inclined forwards. Only the Trident survived the Group’s collapse in 1972, continuing as the T150V (with 5-speed gearbox) and later the T160 (using the BSA-type engine). The number of important production race victories achieved (notably by the works Triumph ‘Slippery Sam’) is eloquent testimony to how effective a high-speed road-burner a well-fettled triple can be. Dating from the first season of production, this Trident Café Racer features a glassfibre tank and seat, modified exhaust system with upswept ‘raygun’ silencers, and Yamaha double-sided, 4-leading-shoe front brake as fitted to the TD/TR/TZ racers. The machine is offered without documents.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars
Bonhams, Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum, Hampshire
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number606
Estimate£2000-£2500
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2000
Hammer Price (inc premium)£2300
Year1969
Condition rating0
Registration numberPNT 83G
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