1966 Cheney Triumph 500

$13,910

Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit

$974

Description

Walkaround video:

Running video:

Additional photos of this Cheney Triumph are available here for your perusal.

One of the most challenging races in any discipline was the International Six Days Trial (ISDT – now known as the ISDE). An annual test of rider, machine, and durability, the ISDT is also known as the “Olympics of Motorcycling.” In 1968, ISDT changed up the rules to state that a rider had to use a machine of their own nationality. For British riders of the time, this posed a huge problem, as the British bike industry had been in a serious decline over the last 10 years. Particularly with regards to bigger enduros, British riders now had no competitive bikes to ride on. They turned to Eric Cheney, a formerly successful racer who pivoted to building top tier frames after an illness forced him to retire from riding competitively.

For more on Eric Cheney and what made him such a wizard, check out this story on Classic Dirt Bike Rider.

The seller of this example (Frame #: 9209460) calls it a “one of a kind Cheney Triumph 500 ready to race or display, powered by a well-tuned ’66 T100 500cc Triumph motor mounted in a true nickel-plated Cheney frame built by Eric Cheney himself!” It was built in the mid-1990s.

Modifications:
Brand new Terry Weedy kickstarter, ARD magneto, 4 plug head, new K&N air filter, and custom 2-into-1 exhaust.

Ceriani forks, Works shocks, and CZ wheels.

Beautifully painted vintage Lyta fuel tank.

New AMAL carburetor with proper jetting.

The seller (Bill Wheeler at Wheelhouse Garage) states that “I am helping my friend sell this bike. He has a large collection and I am assisting him downsize it.” The owner purchased it from a fellow AHRMA member approximately three years ago and has covered less than 50 miles with it in that time.

Mr. Wheeler states that there are no mechanical issues. Cosmetically, he notes a “few blemishes on aluminum bodywork and normal signs of use on motor.”


This gorgeous Triumph is best summed up by Bill, who says, “if you want a real race machine that could also win a beauty contest, this is the one!”

Additional Information

Year

1966

Make

Triumph

Model

500

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

Title

Clean

Private Party/Dealership
VIN

9209460

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