One owner from new 1981 Triumph 744cc T140V Bonneville 'Royal Wedding' Registration no. HJK 208Y Frame no. T140ES NDA 30858 Engine no. T140ES NDA 30858
In 1977 Triumph had introduced a special, limited edition Bonneville to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee and took the opportunity to repeat the exercise on the occasion of HRH Prince Charles' wedding to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Commonly known as the 'Royal Wedding' model, the UK version of this new limited edition Bonneville was readily distinguishable from the standard Bonnie by virtue of its chromium-plated fuel tank, black-finished engine, alloy wheels and twin disc brakes. The 'Royal Wedding' was based on the electric start version of the Bonnie, which had been introduced in 1980, and was built in UK and export variants with different finishes, 125 being made for each market.
Number '108' of the 250 made, this UK-specification 'Royal Wedding' Bonneville was purchased new in 1982 by the current vendor, who later transferred the registration temporarily into his father's name. Rebuilt by an ex-Meriden R&D employee, it features a new starter motor and the 'softer' carburettor modification, and we are advised the machine has covered approximately 7,500 miles from new. Offered with a V5C registration document, the machine has not been used for nearly ten years and will require re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before returning to the road.