1972 Triumph TR5T

HIGH BID: $4,200

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Description

Additional photos of this Triumph TR5C are available here for your perusal.

Back in the 1950s and 60s, Triumph motorcycles represented the cream of the crop, favored by celebrities such as Evel Knievel, Steve McQueen, Bob Dylan, and even Elvis Presley. However, growing competition from Japanese imports quickly made the British bikes obsolete. Come 1970, quality control issues coupled with poor business management meant that Triumph was approaching bankruptcy.

In 1972, Triumph introduced the Trophy Trail 500 (TR5T) in a last-ditch effort to save some face. Billed as an all-around enduro machine, it mated the marque’s mighty T100 engine to a close-ratio four-speed gearbox and a BSA B50-derived frame. Taken together, such a combination made it excel at everything from dirt track to trials events.

In fact, Triumph USA was so confident in the bike that it put together an International Six Days Enduro (IDSE) team to compete amongst a field otherwise dominated by two-strokes. Pitted against lightweight frames with heaps of suspension travel, riders Dave Mungenast, John Greenrose, and Ken Harvey each raced to a silver medal.

This example is VIN #: TR5TPH20425, engine #: PH20425. The seller acquired the bike from a local Triumph enthusiast approximately two years ago.

The odometer shows 1,081 miles.

Maintenance:
The seller reports that he changed the oil and replaced the air cleaner. In preparation for the listing, the seller had our service department change the engine and transmission oil, and service the chain. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Tire Year Front/ Rear: 3617/3516
Tire % Front/ Rear: 90/90
Tire Press Front/ Rear: 28psi/32psi
Brake % Front/ Rear :80/80
Hydraulic:NA
Oil: NEW
Coolant:NA
Low Beam:OK
High Beam:OK
Turn:NA
Tail Light:OK
Brake Light:OK
Plate Light:OK
Kill:OK
Horn:OK
Fork:OK
Shock/s:OK
Final Drive: OK
Battery: 12.0V STANDING/ 14.4CHG
Notes:
• RUNS WELL
• NO TEST RIDE TAKEN (Tires 8+years)

RECOMMEND:
• Tires

Modifications:
Aftermarket exhaust.

K&N air filter.

Anti-sumping valve.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli MT43 tires with date codes of 3516 and 3617.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:




Currently located in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Triumph is offered on a clean California title with current registration. Please note: The seller has not applied the current sticker.

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Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1972

Make

Triumph

Model

TR5T

Mileage

1,081

VIN

TR5TPH20425

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 29

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: j********e

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
j********e May 21, 2024 1:00 pm PDT $4,200 Auto
d****e May 21, 2024 1:00 pm PDT $4,150
j********e May 21, 2024 12:58 pm PDT $4,050
d****e May 21, 2024 12:58 pm PDT $3,950 Auto
d****e May 21, 2024 12:58 pm PDT $3,900
j********e May 21, 2024 12:58 pm PDT $3,800 Auto
j********e May 21, 2024 12:54 pm PDT $3,700
d****e May 21, 2024 12:53 pm PDT $3,600
j********e May 21, 2024 12:53 pm PDT $3,500 Auto
j********e May 21, 2024 12:52 pm PDT $3,100
a************1 May 21, 2024 12:52 pm PDT $3,000 Auto
j********e May 21, 2024 12:52 pm PDT $2,900
a************1 May 21, 2024 12:51 pm PDT $2,800 Auto
m******d May 21, 2024 12:51 pm PDT $2,700
a************1 May 21, 2024 12:50 pm PDT $2,450 Auto
m******d May 21, 2024 12:50 pm PDT $2,350
a************1 May 21, 2024 9:47 am PDT $2,200
r***********r May 21, 2024 9:47 am PDT $2,100 Auto
r***********r May 21, 2024 9:13 am PDT $2,000
s*********3 May 21, 2024 9:13 am PDT $1,900 Auto
s*********3 May 21, 2024 9:12 am PDT $1,600 Auto
r***********r May 21, 2024 9:12 am PDT $1,500
s*********3 May 17, 2024 5:53 am PDT $1,000 Auto
p*************o May 17, 2024 5:53 am PDT $900
s*********3 May 17, 2024 5:52 am PDT $800 Auto
p*************o May 17, 2024 5:52 am PDT $700
s*********3 May 17, 2024 5:52 am PDT $600 Auto
p*************o May 17, 2024 5:52 am PDT $500
s*********3 May 14, 2024 1:33 pm PDT $1
Auction started May 14, 2024 9:25 am PDT
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