Complete Collection of Triumph Bonneville TT Specials SOLD at Pebble Beach 2012 for $150,000!

Complete Collection of Triumph Bonneville TT Specials SOLD at Pebble Beach 2012 for $150,000!

This complete collection is the finest known to exist. Manufactured for five model years (1963-1967), Triumph’s fire-breathing TT Special is one of the world’s most famous production-racing motorcycles. From its introduction in early 1963 through the early 1970s, it won more American TT Scrambles races than any other machine, perhaps more than all other big-bore bikes combined. It was also a feared drag-strip competitor. Restorations completed by Mr. Bill Hoard. The 1965 bike is sold with a Bill of Sale. 1963 and Lot 25.05 (1967) bikes are sold “Title Guaranteed.” 1964 is titled in Ohio as DU10522, frame is stamped T120CDU10522.
 1963 – Possibly One of 7 manufactured

               Engine Number: T120C DU3258

               Engine Size: 650cc

               Claimed Output: 52hp @ 6,500 rpm

               Transmission: Four-speed gearbox in unit with engine

               Performance, SS ¼ Mile: 13.34 seconds at 100 mph (Cycle World test, May 1963; bike

               set up with #370 main jets, 54-tooth rear sprocket, megaphone exhaust)

               Performance, Top Speed: 123.5 mph (Cycle World, May 1963)

               Racing Highlights in 1963: In its very firstU.S. competition outing, a near-stock TT

               ridden by SoCal TT ace Skip Van Leeuwen won the 100-lap Jimmy Phillips Memorial

               TT at Ascot Park, in March 1963. Sold Title Guaranteed.

1964 – One of 136 manufactured

               Engine Number: T120C DU10522

               Engine Size: 650cc

               Claimed Output: 52hp @ 6,500 rpm

               Transmission: Four-speed gearbox in unit with engine

               Racing Highlights in 1964: Dave Palmer won the Ascot TT; Skip Van Leeuwen won

               the California State TT Championship, and Charlie Vincent won the TT Scrambles

               National Championship. titled in Ohio as DU10522, frame is stamped T120CDU10522.

1965 – One of 141 manufactured

               Engine Number: T120C DU15616

               Engine Size: 650cc

               Claimed Output: 52hp @ 6,500 rpm

               Transmission: Four-speed gearbox in unit with engine

               Racing Highlights in 1965: Dave Palmer won the Castle Rock TT, Sid Payne won the

               Ascot TT, and Eddie Mulder won the Peoria TT. Sold with Bill of Sale.

1966 – One of 798 manufactured

               Engine Number: T120TT DU39400

               Engine Size: 650cc

               Claimed Output: 52hp @ 6,500 rpm

               Transmission: Four-speed gearbox in unit with engine

               Racing Highlights in 1966: Eddie Mulder sweeps the Ascot, Peoria, and Castle Rock

               TTs.

1967 – One of 900 manufactured

               Engine Number: T120TT DU61377

               Engine Size: 650cc

               Claimed Output: 54hp @ 6,500 rpm

               Transmission: Four-speed gearbox in unit with engine

               Racing Highlights in 1967: Skip Van Leeuwen wins the Ascot TT. Sold Title Guaranteed.

1967 – One of 900 manufactured

Engine Number: T120TT DU45836
Engine Size: 650cc

Claimed Output: 54hp @ 6,500 rpm

Transmission: Four-speed gearbox in unit with engine. Two Amal Monobloc carb type 389-95.

Racing Highlights in 1967: Skip Van Leeuwen wins the Ascot TT.

High Bid: $150,000
  • Lot #: 25
  • Year: 1963-1967
  • Model: Bonneville TT Specials
  • Engine Size: 650cc
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2012 Pebble Beach Antique Motorcycle MarketPlace and Online Auction
  • August 17-19, 2012
  • Pebble Beach, California