1968 Triumph Bonneville




Date : March 14, 2022
Location : Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States

1968 Bonneville


You are bidding on a 1968 Triumph Bonneville. This bike was built to run in WERA road racing in the 500GP class. It was entered in a race by the builder and never raced it but due to the builder’s health issues and he decided to end his racing career. I saw the builder’s garage and he was a true craftsman, having built several hot rods and bikes.  He built some beautiful machines.


I bought it four years ago and converted it to a street bike.  I have not ridden it much due to my health problems. At age 72 I can’t handle a kick start, and the vibration aggravates my arthritis.   You can see a young man running the bike in the videos taken on July 10, 2021.  That was the last time the bike was run.


The numbers match.


I have a good title in my name.

Videos of the Bike in action

Following are the specs for the bike.

·       Stock frame and swingarm powder coated silver/gray to simulate a Rickman frame,

·       Excel aluminum 18″rims front and rear

·       Avon tires, M-22 front and M23 rear. (Like new).

·       Stainless steel spokes and nipples by Bucannon’s

·       Stock rear brake

·       Front brake is 68’Bonneville reworked by Vintage Brake of Calf.

·       Rear shocks by Works Performance

·       Front forks and trees are late 70’s CB 750 Honda (Rebuilt).

·       Steering damper

·       Tomiselli clip-on’s

·       Custom seat on stockset pan

·        Rebuilt  motor .060 over.

·       The crank was disassembled,and sludge trap cleaned out.

·       30MM Mikuni carbs &Filters

·       Tri-Spark ignition

·        Converted from four speed to late 70’s Triumph 5 speed

·        Critical bolts are drilled and safety wired.

·        Custom license plate holder.

·        Steering damper.


The bike is in very good overall condition with a couple of small flaws on the gas tank and it has some patina but there are no dents and no rust inside.  It has a tach but no speedo.  The speedo drive on the rear wheel is intact.


I will require $500 payment via PayPal within 48 hours of the end of auction andthe balance in cash.  The buyer is responsible for transport but I can assist particularly over short distances.