Fresh into stock, this mind boggling March 1979 manufactured Triumph Bonneville T140D Special. Sold to the late Richard Noble, who bought it on a whim! Richard was the MD of RCA, and wasn’t short of a bob or two, and was known for this sort of impulsive behaviour. The bike was registered to Richard on the 13th July 1979 and delivered by trailer from the supplying local Triumph dealer Eric Jenkins (Motor Cycles) in Abergavenny. The original dealer invoice is in the file shows a purchase price of £1,749.00. So the bike was delivered, but Richard’s teenage son, Philip, persuaded him not to ride it as he didn’t think he was capable of riding a large bike like this. So, they put it in the lounge on display where it spent all of it’s life! We can’t understand how Richard was ever going to ride it, as the battery hadn’t been filled with acid or connected to the bike. The breather tube and bolts are still in the bag under the seat, together with it’s un-opended tool kit. He was told by the dealer that it has 7 miles on the clock as that’s twice around the Meriden test track. Well we don’t think Meriden had a test track, and this bike has never had a battery connected to it, ever! So we don’t think it’s ever been started never mind be ridden. The history file contains: The original V5, the original tax disc (only taxed once it its life and the first time was for 4 months, never put on the bike), supplying dealer invoice, handbook, insurance certificate, Triumph warranty card, Triumph set up sheet mentioning filling battery! So this is a once in a life time opportunity to acquire a ‘new’ Bonneville. Be quick, it won’t be here long at this price. Rock solid investment this one!
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