1976 Triumph T140V Bonneville


  • Great original condition 
  • Matching numbers
  • Very original and collectable
  • Enthusiast owned for last 20 years

The Appeal

The T140 Bonneville featured the bored out 750cc engine and by 1976 they had added disc brakes up front and at the rear, along with switching the gear lever and brake peddle to the left and right side respectively.

In lovely original condition with a re-built engine the bike has been owned by the current enthusiast owner who has ridden it infrequently but has done some light renovation to the bike over the years.

A rare opportunity to acquire a very sought after British classic Triumph motorcycle in very good original and unrestored condition. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1976
  • Garaged for the last 30 years
  • Light restoration and recommissioned
  • Engine rebuilt
  • Tank re-sprayed to period colours
  • 1 key 
  • MOT exempt
  • V5c present 
  • Workshop manual

The history starts 30 years ago when the bike’s owner left the bike in his dad’s garage when he went off to live in America. Ten years later his Dad, bored of having it taking up space, sold it to the current owner who had always wanted a Triumph Bonneville.

The bike was a bit tatty in places, needing a new tank, silencers, a seat and some indicators and while he was at it, the engine was completely stripped down and rebuilt from the crankshaft up. All parts replaced were genuine Triumph, correct for the 1976 model.

After that initial work twenty years ago, the bike has done very few miles with the owner keeping it stored in his garage, regularly starting and running the bike every couple of weeks.

The condition

  • Great original condition
  • All original chrome 
  • Beautiful patina

The T140 has been kept as original as possible, only re-painting the tank to a high standard to the UK colour scheme of red and white.

The 750cc twin presents itself extremely well on all fronts, having the gentle patina of age and use on some of the chrome and its components, which gives it real classic character and charm.

The whole bike is in great overall condition and even wears the same tyres from 30 years ago, so although they still look good they may need replacing.

The wiring all looks fresh and neat and the bike has also been fitted with electronic ignition.

The odometer shows only 10,040 miles, which may or may not be accurate, but the bike has not moved much in the last 30 years.

The Mechanics

  • 750cc twin
  • 5 speed gearbox
  • Disc brakes
  • Fully rebuilt engine

Mechanically sound the bike starts easily and runs very nicely with no nasty noises or smoke. The bike settles down to a nice even tick-over with no coughs or splutters and responds eagerly to any twist of the throttle.

Looking good with a slightly aged patina the bike is easy and a pleasure to ride making it a very useable classic bike and a very nice, late and original example of the Triumph 750 Bonneville

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The Summary 

This excellent original bike with its two-tone paintwork and plentiful chrome makes for a great classic look and are now very collectable and great fun to own and ride.

Demand for these early big twin British motorcycles continues to grow and you’ll see many out for their Sunday rides looking very cool….why don’t you join them?

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1976
  • Make Triumph
  • Model T140V Bonneville
  • Colour Maroon
  • Odometer 10,041 Miles
  • Engine size 736
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Worcestershire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
12 bids from 8 bidders
  • edwards•••• £5,500 06/10/22
  • chris-m•••• £5,300 06/10/22
  • edwards•••• £5,000 06/10/22
  • michael•••• £4,800 06/10/22
  • edwards•••• £4,700 05/10/22
  • David C•••• £4,500 29/09/22
  • jpierce £3,500 29/09/22
  • David C•••• £3,000 29/09/22
  • bevsis £1,800 29/09/22
  • David C•••• £1,500 29/09/22

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