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Lot 477: 1972 Triumph 490cc T100P

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

Triumph enjoyed a long history of providing machines to police forces around the world, and the machine offered here - based on the T100R but to police specification - was supplied new to the police force in Dublin, Republic of Ireland and first registered there on 1st August 1972. By that time the BSA/Triumph Group was in severe financial difficulty, and the proposed closure of Triumph’s Meriden factory led to a workers’ occupation of the plant in September 1973. When the plant eventually reopened, the two 500cc models in production immediately prior to the shutdown – the Daytona-derived T100R and the TR5T Trophy Trail – were not revived. Imported into the UK in 2004, this ex-police T100P was totally renovated that same year, undergoing a full repaint and an engine rebuild. A total of 2,007 miles is displayed on the odometer. Classed as an historic vehicle, the machine is offered with its original Irish logbook (stamped up to July 2000), road fund licence/MoT to July 2006 and Swansea V5C registration document.

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Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number477
Estimate£2700-£3200
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2400
Hammer Price (inc premium)£2760
Year1972
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