Ex-Bonneville Land Speed Racer:

1969 Triumph T100R Daytona 500

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Triumph's Bonneville and Daytona motorcycles have become icons in their own right.

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The "Daytona" name was derived from American rider Buddy Elmore's win at the 1966 Daytona 200 race held at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he achieved an average speed of 96.6 mph (155.5 km/h).

The 1969 Daytona presented here, VIN *H64747*, has an illustrious racing history itself. A 100% matching numbers bike, it was campaigned by Californian George Clark during the 2002 and 2003 racing season to attack the Land Speed Record for a stock-framed, pushrod-engined bike up to 500cc.

Included in the sale is a carefully created folder telling the bike's story in greater detail.

On August 16, 2003, George managed a 97.799mph run on the Bonneville Salt Flats, not quite enough to beat the old Triumph P-PP record of 98.547mph, but pretty darn close!

After its racing career, the Daytona was put into dry storage where it would hibernate for the next decade. We've had it lovingly restored to "as raced" specs.

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We sold this Triumph in April of 2017 to a customer in France.

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