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just sold on ebay from Sullivan collection

maybe it's me but that has to be a high water mark for this model.

I own two of them but I wouldn't pay that much for one still in the crate.


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That is impressive.

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Wow............ That is awfully nice, ..... I wonder if the buyer will RIDE it ???
I have to say, that color takes alot of flack, but it does look good on that bike.


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That price is a bit scary to me. I just let a buddy have a 69 TR6C engine for a project for peanuts.


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Must be my computer 'cuz that ain't the right color!! Dick

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This is great, I'm rich! Or will be when I sell my bikes laugh

The color in the pics does look more like lime green, I always thought of Spring Gold as looking more like pea-soup.

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The color looks the same as what my 70' TR6R looks like under the seat and tank badges and I know mine hasnt been repainted. This one definitly has more shine with the clear coat to it than mine does.


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Tank colors in pictures are rarely what they look like in good light, in person. The Sullivan collection was arguably one of the best as far as "correctness"; they were never ridden (that I'm aware of). There aren't many coffee table books dealing with Triumph, that don't feature one or more from that collection.


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They have raised the value of the Sullivan collection by featuring it in many books and then using the collection as a basis for the 2 Restoration books. This has effectively given the Sullivan bikes an air of correctness and value that doesn't come with other restorations. I don't agree with it but that is why the price was so high. I would bet strong money that a restored 70 TR6 to the same standard not connected to the Sullivan collection would sell for much less, maybe even half.

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FYI Guys the tank is NOS !!!! I put it on myself
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Hey, it won't be long before the bikes are worth what they should be. A friend of mine brought over a really nice '67 Trophy to me to fix the other day, beautifully done but in the street tracker style. It had Ceriani forks, a must for a real tracker. He paid 5500$ bucks for it and I told him he got a smokin deal. It would sell on the mainland for 10k instantly. But when I told him that it would fetch 12-15K if it was in perfect original condition he didn't seem so pleased.


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PS We called that baby sh*t green back then......

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Mecum recently sold a '67 (T120R) TT replica,that's right, REPLICA for $14,000.00!!

That's crazy money for a T120 dressed up as a TT.....

http://triumphmotorcycles.typepad.com/

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better to buy a replica for 14k than 19k for a fake. At least the guy with the replica was honest.

https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/LV0115-200731/0/1967-Triumph-TT-Special/

Motor number changed and frame numbers good on a 67 TT with a 65 style frame. The restorer did not know about the early frame bikes as he cut the lug off for the early style steering damper.

Of the 6 TTs that was selling in Vegas in January 3 had bad numbers.


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Here is a 1966 TT that sold in Vegas now for sale a ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-Bonneville-/221701884396

The frame is a 1963/4 frame as the mount for the front head steady does not have the horn mounting holes. The numbers on the frame are in the wrong place also. Motor number looks strange but I think is good.

Being in the business this kind of [***] sucks. It makes everyone thing that everyone changes numbers. I plan to point out every TT I see with bad numbers. We have a list going of known bikes with bad numbers.


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Originally Posted by RPM
better to buy a replica for 14k than 19k for a fake. At least the guy with the replica was honest.


True that.....I just hope the person who bought it KNEW it was a replica! grin I still think that's a lot of money for a '67 T120R. I Hope the work on the inside was a meticulous as the outside.

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I know my 70 Tiger is all original wrt paint on the tins. I've seen repaints that were a very bright green and didn't look close at all. Can't see the bike in question in the link provided.

But here's my 70:

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Irutt, your bike looks like it's the right color.

Back when they were new, riders often described "Spring Gold" as a metallic olive drab.

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Originally Posted by Triumphnutz
FYI Guys the tank is NOS !!!! I put it on myself
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so add says paint applied by Hutchinson Cycles ??

While a pretty bike, a shame it sits. They are such a joy to ride.


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Regarding the tank on that TR6C from the Sullivan collection:
Maybe the daylight has an effect, but the green looks too "bright," too "yellow."

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Originally Posted by Triumphnutz
FYI Guys the tank is NOS !!!! I put it on myself
Ryan


I don't know what's goin on here but I think someone is trying to pull someone's crank.
LesP's item say's tank was painted by Don H.
This thread is brought back after almost 2 years. So I ask R. Bissett MGR at Sullivan's what are you up to? confused
I will add I saw the Sullivan's collection T120RT at the Indy Dealer Show a few years ago. Among other things the paint color tone was WRONG, the seat cover pattern was WRONG, and it had 650 CYLINDERS on it. IF the rest of the collection is like the RT I am not impressed. shocked
Now this is just my opinion but I hope you gave a case of Tampons to the TR6C buyer after the sale. smirk

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1970 TR6C tank painted by Donaldo de Hutchinson et al about two months ago




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Don H does some nice paint. I'm planning on sending him the tank from my 69 TR6C to give her some nice Trophy Red love!!


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Hey guys,
Everybody talks about how the paint is not this or that but it does look good for that color and it IS true that the name is what brings the big bucks.I go to Vegas every year and there are some what I call big name guys that sell there and their bikes always bring more than anyone else.Not because theirs is more correct than anyone else but it is their name for the most part.A 69 TR6C sold last year for over 25,000.The paint was wrong but it looked alot better than original.
I'm convinced that originality and correctness does not bring the big bucks but it's shine or pop as some people say.The paint does not need to be correct but if it looks better than original
then it will bring the big bucks from what I've seen.
With that all being said I'm not going to lose sleep anymore if the color is not factory perfect.

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While I admit that it is nice to have "as close as possible" to the way that a bike may have been on delivery, it is nuts to say that one colour is the absolute match.

Triumph used at least three suppliers of paint and the shades were applied over others so the guy painting the bike had a hand in getting a colour.

I admit that I am too young to remember/know but this was all before paint codes etc and apparently if a bike in a showroom was a different colour to the "identical " one next door , you'd just move the display about. They were not aiming for Japanese identical style. That's part of the charm


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