Genuine garage find

When talking to a very dear work colleague, the subject of her father’s motorbike collection came up. A proper home garage mechanic dude who sadly passed way about 15 years ago… due to a bit of acrimonious jibbi-jobby, the bikes were left pretty much untouched. The jibbi-jobby is settled pretty much and the daughter (my mate) has got access. I asked if I could poke my nose around before they go for auction. 2 hours later, I have to tear myself away… but I did get some pics for you to look at… but only if you want to!!!












@AdieP @Iron

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Some very valuable bikes there!!

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Probably is, there’s Rickman in bits, I think on old Bonny in bits… a trident, (my favourite is the little 250 trophy) I think a bantam, a Beezer 250 Star Fire (again, rather nice), a Matchless and a couple of Gold Stars (I fink)
And probably a bike or two of bits ligging about.
Never seen such an untouched treasure trove before (still sporting a woody now) if any one is interested, I can let you know the auction dates when it happens… but all bikes will need a full recommissioning, there’s no ride away option here.

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Some REALLY nice stuff there - especially the Rickman Metisse frame and bits. I assume the T100SS motor was either in it or destined for it - great combo!!

I don’t, personally, think it’s “gold mine” type stuff and the acrimony has only served to devalue a lot of it, I reckon - that Mk 1 Trident being an obvious example. Nice to see, though. I assume you’ll let us know what happens to it all and whether it goes up on the open market.

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Yeah, there’s no Hesketh or Shadow variant, but the value will be to the new owners who take time and effort to bring them back to life.
Is my recollection any good here @AdieP? Didn’t you have a Trident in your illustrious history? Sorry if I’m having a Biden… :zipper_mouth_face:
I will definitely put out the date and venue when I know it.

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Fake news! oh no I’m having a Trump.

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@DCS222 I currently own a few Tridents - a T160 and 3 early Hinckleys - one of which I’ve owned from new in 1992 - so your recollection is all good. I also have a 1969 A75 BSA Rocket 3. Add to that little lot a 1992 Daytona 750; two 900 Speed Triples, a Thunderbird Sport (plus a couple of T300 ‘mis-buys’ - Daytona and Sprint Exec) and you will see that I have a thing for Triumph triples - even the more ‘modern’ as I have a 2010 675 Street Triple and 'er indoors has a 2009!

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