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TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD 6T

TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD 6T

£11,500

Description

 


1966 TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD 6T
Highlights

From the Zimmerman Brothers Collection
Fully Restored
Edward Turner designed
Last year of the Thunderbird model






The Triumph Thunderbird was introduced by Triumph in 1949, and it was produced in its original form until 1966. To capture the American market, the 6T Thunderbird used a variant of the earlier Speed Twin's parallel twin engine, bored out from 500cc to 650cc to give the added horsepower American customers demanded. The concept of enlarging the Speed Twin, the Thunderbird name and its “paper dart” logo were thought up by Triumph Managing Director Edward Turner on one of his regular trips to Triumph's operations in the USA. Throughout this time, however, the Thunderbird retained its distinctive nacelle. The Triumph obtained further lasting publicity with Marlon Brando's 1953 motion picture, “The Wild One,” in which he rode a 1950 6T Thunderbird. In the book “Triumph Motorcycles in America,” there is a reproduced letter from Triumph's importers objecting to the producers’ use of their motorcycles in a film about rowdy motorcycle gangs. CALL NOW ON 01744 616161



 

Information

MODEL YEAR
1966

MANUFACTURER
TRIUMPH

MODEL NAME
THUNDERBIRD 6T

STOCK CODE
1071268

REGISTRATION
UN REG

MILEAGE
0

COLOUR
Orange/White

DISPLACEMENT
650cc

ALARM
NO

DATATAG
NO

IMMOBILISER
NO

HISTORY
Unknown

CONDITION
Immaculate