Lot 1886

Description:

1956 TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD 650cc
Reg. no. WYC 796
Frame no. 72160
Engine no. 72160
The 6T Thunderbird was the largest of Edward Turner\'s parellel twins. They were not put on the market until 1949 and then the name ran right up until 1966. The\' paper dart \' logo was thought up by Edward Turner and cast into the primary chain case from 1955 to 1962. The Thunderbird was made famous by Marlon Brando in 1953 when he rode one in the film\' The Wild One\'; the name was briefly used again in the 1980s by the Meridian Co-operative. This matching numbers example was very well restored by well-known restorer John Phizackerley to a high standard and it is still in very usable condition; it is sold with a current V5C, a selection of invoices and the original SU carburettor.

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£6,000-7,000

Sold price

5300


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