Triumph TT 63-67

La TT Special est née de la volonté de Triumph de faire plaisir aux acheteurs américains qui modifiaient leurs Triumph Bonneville pour participer à des courses Offroad.

Aidé par les efforts important du distributeur Triumph de la côte Ouest Bill Johnson, Triumph décide en 1963 de créer leur propre modèle spécial, ainsi arrive la TT.

Elle est livrée chez les concessionaires prête à courir, haut moteur préparé, pas de batterie, pas d’éclairage et enfin un réservoir plus petit.

triumph TT collection

La collection vendue à Pebble Beach en 2012

the royal racer

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.

Triumph TT 1964 The Royal Racer

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.

he royal racer TT triumph 1065

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.

the royal racer

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.

the royal racer

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.

the royal racer

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.

Photos by MidAmerica Auction