1961 Triumph Thunderbird 6T

 

We are delighted to announce that we have a wonderful, two owner, matching numbers 6T Thunderbird for sale.
 
Our bike is a later bathtub model in excellent condition, benefitting from a recent overhaul following a period in dry storage.  The bike was ordered new in 1961 by Philpotts Garage of Ramsgate Kent.  We have the original buff logbook, which shows a handful of owners, all in Kent, until it passes to a V5, which shows two owners in the Hastings area.  The last of these was a Mrs Lockstone of Hastings who bought the bike on 10 October 2006 from Robertsbridge Classic Motorcycles.  We understand that Mrs Lockstone bought the bike in restored condition to display in her house in memory of her husband.  Mrs Lockstone recently decided to sell the bike enabling us to acquire it for recommissioning.
 
Since we bought the bike we have carried out the following work:
 
  • Drain, flush oil tank, clean tank and sump filters
  • Prepare and petseal petrol tank
  • Change gearbox and engine oil
  • Lubricate and adjust cables
  • Check and adjust points and ignition timing
  • Fit new rear wheel bearings and final drive chain
  • Overhaul front forks and change fork oil
  • Overhaul brakes
  • Fit new battery and fuse holder
 
 
The bike now runs and rides beautifully, with the characteristic smoothness of the 6T.  It has a fresh MOT and is ready to ride away.
 
Price £7250