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Lot 396: 1975 Triumph 490cc TR5T Trophy Trail

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

Also known as the ‘Adventurer’, the Trophy Trail was introduced in November 1972. A new off-road model, the TR5T deployed Triumph’s existing 500cc twin-cylinder engine in a chassis that looked remarkably similar to that of the single-cylinder BSA Victor. The workers’ occupation of Triumph’s Meriden factory in the autumn of 1973 halted production, which did not resume fully until March 1975. The 500cc models were dropped once the backlog of machines impounded at the factory had been cleared, but before then a number had been released in the preceding autumn, which explains why this TR5T, manufactured in July 1973, was not first registered until September 1974. Acquired by John Logan Thompson in 1991, the machine is offered with indicator units (x3), owner’s handbook, expired MoT (1991/92) and Swansea V5.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number396
Estimate£1500-£2000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2100
Hammer Price (inc premium)£2415
Year1975
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