Lot 1860


1973 Triumph T140 750cc
Reg. no. SBF 145L
Frame no. T140VAH25159
Engine no. T140VAH25159
The T140 was developed from the T120 650cc engine initially using many of the same cycle parts, however over the years the model was developed incorporating disc brakes, an electric start and the changing of the gear lever to the left to conform with American regulations. In 1973 Triumph announced the closure of the Meriden works prompting the work force to ‘sit-in’. After 18 months with government grants and loans the Meriden co-operative was set up, production began again and at its height they were producing 350 bikes a week, mainly for the American market. By 1980 the credit limit of the co-operative was reached and in 1982 they went into liquidation. The Triumph name was acquired by a businessman, John Bloor, who licenced the company in Devon, run by Les Harris; they produced a further 1,300 T140s before their final demise in 1983. The bike in the auction has been in a private collection for the last 10 years, and it has had little use in that time. Our vendor tells us that the bike is in good overall condition and is offered with a current V5c.

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£4,500 - 5,000

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