1973 Triumph TR7P Special
We are delighted to be able to announce that we have been asked by a Triumph Owner’s Club member to sell his Triumph TR7P Special.
The TR7P, known as the Saint, was a variation of the single carburettor, 750cc powered, oil-in-frame Triumph of the 1970s, which was supplied to the police. Our customer’s bike was acquired by him in the early 2000s still in its original police trim.
In 2002 he asked Miller’s Motorcycles of Hastings to undertake a complete restoration of the bike. We have receipts on file for replacement parts and labour amounting to some £3700 for the restoration of the engine, gearbox, running gear, electrics and accessories. In addition to this, the frame was powder-coated and the petrol tank and side panels were repainted in Bonneville Silver Jubilee colours. The side panels sport the name Thunderbird, as Tony Miller of Miller’s Motorcycles felt that the newly restored bike followed in the line of single carb Triumphs that began with the Thunderbird 6T. There is a full photographic record of the restoration.
The bike has frame number GH35419 and engine GH28087, both of which were manufactured in June 1973. There is no record as to whether or not the engine was original to the bike at the time of its supply to the police.
Since restoration the bike has travelled 3000 miles and it now shows 32,000 miles on the speedometer. It is a highly rideable Special in excellent condition with an MOT, just waiting for its next owner.