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Triumph Daytona - 1968 - $7,850 (Eastside)

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type: sport bike
condition: like new
engine displacement (CC): 500
motor: gas
odometer: 2000
title status: clean
transmission: manual
This beautifully restored 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona has a magic name from American racing, and Triumph staked a justifiable claim on the Florida track with its 1966 win with factory rider Buddy Elmore in the 200-mile race.

The Daytona was the hottest of Triumphs’ unit-construction 500cc twins, with the Daytona featuring a special twin-carburetor cylinder head, larger valves, racing camshafts and high-compression pistons to give 42 HP and a top speed in excess of 110 MPH. The T100R Daytona was introduced quickly after Elmore’s win halfway through the 1966 season, as it was a publicity coup for Triumph. Elmore won the race at a speed of 96.6 MPH on what was effectively a factory special T100.

The production version T100R was developed by Triumph Chief Engineer Doug Hele, and the Daytona incorporated the racer’s twin Amal Monobloc cylinder head, although the valve angle was reduced by two degrees and the intake valve size was increased slightly to prevent valve overlap in clumsy hands. With its high state of tune, the Daytona has a thrilling power surge at 3,500 RPM, which made it faster than Japanese twin-cylinder machines of the same capacity. Sales were not hurt when Gary Nixon repeated a win for Triumph at the 1967 Daytona 200 race on the T100R Daytona model.

The Daytona was a reliable and quick machine, and it remains the most desirable of the unit-construction 500cc Triumphs as it’s the fastest and best-handling of them all and remained in its original good-handling frame until the end of its production in 1974.

This 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona was cosmetically and full mechanically restored to an exceptional standard by British-Italian Motorcycle Source of Vancouver, BC., MSI of Seattle, Wa. and European Motorcycle's of Redmond, Wa.

Mechanical included full Crank grind, New Main bearings, Rod bearings, layshaft bearings, New valves, Guides, Piston's, Rings's, ect....New primary and Drive Chain's, New brakes, New $(600) + Amal carburetor's, Boyer Electronic ignition, New clutch....and the list goes on.

It’s original odometer shows approximately 2000, miles since the restoration, and as noted the original engine and gearbox were disassembled, inspected and reassembled in its nut-and-bolt-correct trim of Aquamarine and grey color scheme.

Runs and shifts beautifully, start's easily, idle's at a calm and steady (1000) rpm's.

Thank you for looking.


Not looking for trades, just a cash sale.

post id: 7747744214

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