1961 Triumph Thunderbird


Loking at this bike, I can’t help but dream of jumping a fence whilst escaping from a POW camp or storming a small central California town sometime in the distant past before Sturgis was the Rubbie locale du jour. This Thunderbird (the bike not the wine) is hellaciously cool in an old-school sort of way. Plop the bike down in any black-and-white rebel/biker movie, and it would look right at home.

It is for sale on eBay, and the seller claims it was built into a cafe racer before he acquired it. I think he must be referring to the Napolean bar end that has been stuck on to the left side of the bars. Other than that, it’s really just a classic bike. There are 2 bidders who have taken the bike up to $1,625 with 2 days left, but reserve hasn’t been met as of yet.

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2 comments so far

  1. themotoworld on

    Goes right back to my story about bobber vs. cafe racer. Same path different end…sorta. Cool sled though. MY stepdad had a ’59 that I rode regularly. Love this bike.

  2. Keith W on

    I know what you mean about visions of jumping the fence.


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