Friday, July 31, 2009

Custom 1961 Triumph 650 Street Racer

Here's a cool bike that was up for sale this past year. It was offered up by Glen Bator who runs Bator Internation auctions and motorcycle sales. If my memory is correct he originally listed this bike in the $15,000.00 range! Recently sold at auction here for $4,400. I saw this bike in person at the Hanford Swap Meet and Show the year before last and it was really sweet. All original custom work from 1964 and in excellent condition, in my opinion it should be worth at least $8,000.00. Really a beautiful street racer design including: Bates pleated leather racing seat, Sport front fender and small Bates side mount headlight, Wassell Banana gas tank, Bitchin' paint, lots of original chromed parts and with the silver painted cylinders possibly a C model.