This early Triton started life in London in 1956, I have a feeling that if it could talk it would regale us with tales of the 59 Club, the Ace Café, Mods, Rockers and the arrival of Rock n’ Roll. It was fully restored in 2009 by the West Norfolk Triton Motorcycle Works in England and by the look of the pictures here, they did a hell of a good job.
This particular Triton uses the infamous 1956 Triton 650cc T120R parallel twin mounted inside the venerable Norton Featherbed frame, the Manx tank and clip-on handlebars complete the look, given the year of this bike it must have been one of the first Triton conversions and almost certainly had some influence in the early days of the burgeoning café racer scene.
This Triton will be hitting the auction block on October the 8th this year, click here to see the listing at Barber Motorcycle Auctions.
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