1966 Triumph Bonneville TT Special *RARE* Unmolested, NUMBERS MATCHING!!

1966 Triumph Bonneville

Price: US $22,000.00
Item location: Abilene, Kansas, United States
Make: Triumph
Model: Bonneville
SubModel: TT Special
Type: Sport Bike
Year: 1966
Mileage: 1,000
VIN: DU31479
Color: White
Engine size: 650
Vehicle Title: Clear
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thevintagespoke Store Up for sale is a beautiful 1966 Triumph Bonneville TT Special. This is a truly rare motorcycle. We bought this motorcycle at a recent Mecum auction. and due to up-sizing of one of our warehouse's. we have to give this special bike a new home. This bike is in 98% MINT condition. unrestored and unmolested. This bike is for the serious collector only. These TT Special's were Triumph's version of the factory race bike. I have compiled some information just to illustrate how rare this Triumph really is. Thanks for taking the time to look. and don't miss the opportunity to have this one of a kind TT Special in your collection today. Model designations for the 1966 Triumph Bonneville line were as before: T120R was the Road version. T120C was the Off-Road/Street Scrambler (like an enduro). and the TT Special was the Competition version. basically a stripped down T120C with model-specific pipes (TT pipes) and special race tuning. The TT Special had never had it's own separate designation. it was a T120C with an option package called the "TT Special". This changed mid-year in 1966. when they became known as T120TTs. as they would until the model disappeared at the end of 1967. The paint scheme for 1966 differed for the first time from UK/Export and US models. UK and general export bikes were Grenadier Red with Alaskan White accents. US models were Alaskan White with Grenadier Red stripes (3 stripes running down the centerline of the tank. two thin stripes flanking one broad stripe. in the fashion of "racing stripes" on cars of the period). Starting with Engine #DU29738 all Triumph Bonnevilles got larger 1-3/16" Amal Monobloc carburetors were fitted & the safety wires formerly on the float bowl cover disappeared. Then. starting with Engine #DU34086. the carbs got a #4 slide cutaway with a needle position of 2. Some US East Coast models got pancake air filters for the first time. Perhaps the biggest news for the 1966 Triumph Bonneville was the adoption of 12 volt electrics. A new 12 volt alternator. Lucas MA12 coils. a Zener Diode (to control overcharging). a new rectifier. and two Lucas MKZ9E 6-volt batteries hooked up in series to make 12 volts. A new right-angle tachometer drive cleaned up the routing of the tach cable from the drive side of the exhaust cam to the gauges. The US version of the 1966 Triumph Bonneville got a new 'slimline' tank without carrying rack. It held just 2-1/2 gallons. Here are some of the specifications for the "TT Special" only:Bonneville TT Special: Competition. TT pipesEngine type: Air-cooled OHV vertical twinDisplacement: 649cc / 40. 0 ciBore & Stroke: 71mm X 82mm / 2. 79" X 3. 23"Compression: 11. 0:1 (TT Special)Carburetors: 2- Amal Monobloc 1-3/16" (TT)Ignition: Energy Transfer (TT)Engine output: 52 bhp (TT)Gearbox: 4-speed constant-mesh. right-foot shiftWeight: 363 lbsWe will ship this motorcycle worldwide for $800. 00We will ship this motorcycle anywhere in the states for $400. 00 excluding north of CA. Contact us for details. (785) 577-7055Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm CSTemail questions to: collin@thevintagespoke. com

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