1970 TRIUMPH 490CC DAYTONA T100T
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 167
Year : 1970
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : SUH 963H
Chassis No. : # T100T ND29658
Engine No. : # T100TND29658
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

This well-presented Daytona was purchased by the vendor in 2009 (receipt on file), having had only three previous owners. When acquired, the machine was fitted with the original twin carburettor arrangement, but for ease of maintaining tune, he converted it to a single carb. The second carburettor, twin manifolds and cable are included with the bike.
Giving the machine a thorough check over, the owner decided to refresh the paintwork, and replaced the alternator rotor. New clutch plates were also fitted, together with new front wheel bearings and front brake shoes. A top-end strip revealed that the bores were still standard with little wear, so only new piston rings were fitted. The vendor believes that this tends to suggest that the indicated mileage of less than 9500 miles may be correct. Mushroom tappet adjusters, electronic ignition system, and a new battery were also fitted, as was a remote cartridge-type oil filter, and a pair of Armours silencers. Indicators were fitted to assist with modern traffic conditions, and the wheels have been rebuilt with stainless steel rims and spokes. Since completing the work on SUH 963H, the vendor has covered only approximately 400 to 500 miles, and now has other projects to occupy him, hence the sale. Documentation comprises a current V5C, 17 old MoT certificates between 1983 and 2016, plus assorted invoices, and the aforementioned purchase receipt.