In an Auction coming up on the 4th March 2018 at the National Motorcycle Museum, there are two rather nice looking examples of Classic Triumphs at their best... and they don't look all that expensive either. If you are after a Classic Triumph that doesn't need a lot of work, and won't break the bank, then maybe one of these will do?
The first is a single carburettor TR7 Tiger from 1973. This is an early model because production of these machines only started in 1973. The bike has matching numbers, and they give a March 1973 build date - though curiously it wasn't despatched to Sports Motorcycles of Manchester until July of that year. What was it doing at the factory for those four months? Anyway, this is a very good example, looks very tidy, and shouldn't be too much trouble. It's also priced well with an estimate between £4,500 and £5,500.
The second is a Steve Tonkin restored T120R Bonneville from 1961. There aren't a lot of details about the machine, and only a couple of pictures, but it seems to be all there. We believe it has been up for auction before and didn't meet its reserve, the price is possibly a little high at £8,000 to £9,000, but this is a fully restored example so there won't be a lot wrong with it. If you've wanted an early Bonneville but didn't want to put in the work then this is ideal.
The auction is being held by H & H (Hope and Hamilton) Auctions and takes place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, B92 0EJ. Auction viewing is on the 4th March 2018 from 9am, the Auction proper starts the same day at 1pm. Entry is free - but if you want a pocket guide then that will cost £5.