Triumph motorcycles comes with a rich legacy of rebellion. For others, it’s just the allure of adventure and freedom that inspires them to buy one. Looking to channel the rebellious energy of Marlon Brando, James Dean, Clint Eastwood – or if you’re a little younger – Colin Farrell? Our latest vintage Triumph motorcycle auction gives you the opportunity to finally check that one thing off your bucket list.
Oh, and ladies, we haven’t forgotten about you. Pam Anderson rode a Triumph Thunderbird in the movie Barb Wire. Then there’s that funny movie, How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days, in which Kate Hudson’s character learned to ride a ’03 Bonneville.
When the first Triumph motorcycle was produced in 1902, it started a deep history of innovation, power, and power in the motorcycle industry. It may have been celebrities like Marlon Brando that put Triumph on the map, but the quality of the motorcycles had people hooked.
And when you walk into our warehouse, you’ll find yourself hooked too. It has turned into the Disneyland of classic Triumph motorcycles and parts. Even those who are not enthusiasts can appreciate this treasure-trove of motorcycle heaven. The guys have been busy sorting and organizing the thousands of parts with the help of a Triumph motorcycle connoisseur.
A few of these highly sought-after treasures include a 1967 Triumph Daytona 500, a 1978 Triumph T140E Bonneville, a 1965 Triumph Tiger Cub 200, and much more.
As we were sorting through all the different parts, we came across a rare T120TT engine…
The Triumph T120TT TT Special (produced from 1963-1967) was a limited production competition bike made specifically for TT racing. This model was not officially sold in Britain, but it’s been reported that one bike was exported to Finland and several to Mexico and Canada. Most of the bikes were sent to U.S. distributors including Johnson Motors and The Triumph Corporation in Maryland.
Currently Triumph Motorcycles has factories around the world including two in Hinckley (UK) and three in Thailand and Brazil. The company is 100% privately owned by Bloor Holdings Limited, whose owner John Bloor bought the 119-year-old motorcycle name from liquidators in 1983 for just £150,000.
The vintage Triumph motorcycle auctions runs through July 29, 2015 with a preview day TBD. Right now we just have the motorcycles posted on the website, but will have the parts available to bid on soon. Start bidding now!