Triumph Motorcycles

Triumph Silver Jubilee T140 1977

1977 Triumph Silver Jubilee ENG. T140VCP81559 FRAME. T140VCP81559 MILEAGE. 30

In celebration of the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977, Triumph released a special edition based on the standard 750 T140. A silver finish with red-and-blue lining was used and was complemented by a royal-blue saddle with red beading. The primary drive and timing covers were chrome plated and the wheel-rim centres were painted and lined in the traditional manner. The result was a very British machine which quickly established itself as a collectorís item. Only 2,400 examples were built.

The previous owner of this machine acquired it brand new in 1977 rode it down the road to his near by home where he subsequently parked it in his living room for 25 years. The current custodian acquired it from England and has subsequently add some 20 miles to the clock when the weather and inclination happened to suit. Built for the English market with its slow slung geometry and modern tank lines this machine has done only 30 miles since new.

Image and text courtesy Webbs Auction House NZ
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