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**SOLD** 1977 Triumph T160 E/S


1977 Triumph T160 E/S

The vendor has kindly supplied the following:

The speedometer shows about 11,500 miles and although I cannot be sure of this mileage, the test certificates certainly seem to support this claim. 

Major John Nobles acquired the bike on 18 September 1979.

The first certificate shows 6645 miles of this was in the ownership of the above. Whilst in his ownership, he had an extensive engine rebuild done by Normal White Motorcycle Racing in 1989 which cost £1549.56. A complete build was carried out at the time it was owned by Major White including wheels. All the invoices are included in this file to support this claim. I was informed that the bike was used very little after that and stood for many years until it was acquired by Gordon Jeoffrey Slinn on the 2 September 2014. Gordon Slinn then began to re-commission the bike after being stood for all this time. His work included fitting three new carburettors. Sadly, he was unable to complete the re-build. 

I purchased the bike in April 2019 still needing completing. I fitted a new Rita electronic ignition system and finally got the bike running again, but in the process, I found a fracture in the clutch drive shaft. I managed to locate the necessary replacement parts from Tony Haywood Triumph Spares and rebuilt the whole clutch assembly. All the invoices to support the above repairs are included in the file.

The bike now runs but needs finely tuning to get the carburettors balanced correctly.

Please note that descriptions are produced from information provided by the vendors. We highly recommend that you view in person any potential purchase and take time to inspect paperwork.

On display at our Pickering site - Unit 10 Enterprise Way, Thornton Road Industrial Estate, Pickering YO18 7NA - viewings welcome, please call us on 01751 477555. Thank you.


  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: T160 E/S
  • Registration: SBL 462S
  • Engine Size: 740
  • Estimate: £8500 - £9500