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1971 Triumph T120, lovely unrestored machine For SaleTriumph Bonneville T120R manufactured in December 1970 (1971 oil in frame model), 19,790 kilometres from new (12,000 miles). £6,995
This is a tough decision but we are moving and things have to go.
Bought new by a Parisian gentleman, he and his wife attended a number of F1 races, as affirmed by the JPS and the 1975 Zandfoort (first ever win for James Hunt driving a Hesketh) stickers on the Craven panniers. The original dealer sticker, Moto Bastille, remains on the front of the mudguard. When the ownerís wife became ill, the bike was sold to Guy Frot in 1977. A Norton rider, Guy didnít like the Triumph gearchange and rarely used the bike. I bought it from Guy in July 2009 and rode it home from his house in Honfleur. New tyres were bought at Vintage Tyre supplies as I left the Portsmouth ferry.
A five-page feature on the bike appeared in the July 2012 issue of Classic Bike Guide.
In my ownership, it has had new fork seals. In 2015 the engine was lightly refreshed with bores honed and new rings as well as a cylinder head overhaul. A new clutch was fitted as a precaution. As the fuel tank paint had crazed, this was painted in 2016. In all other respects the bike is a well-preserved, unrestored example that should give years of pleasure and is an absolute delight to ride.
It has been used sparingly, with the mileage at 18,699 kilometres at its first UK MoT. Current mileage is 19,790 kilometres. Iíve ridden on two Distinguished Gentlemanís Rides and a few club meetings.
Will be sold with a full MoT.