The first one is a 1966 T120R Bonneville that was restored in 2002 to a very high standard. The engine was completely rebuilt in 2004. It has taken several best in show awards in the past few years. We plan to keep this Triumph at our Arizona residence. More pictures in the album.
The other bike is a 1968 T100R Daytona 500 that was restored by Jack Wilson of Big D Cycle. Jack Wilson is famous as the tuner on the World Speed Record “Devil’s Arrow” Triumph that Johnny Allen reached 192.30 mph at Bonneville in 1955. That record run is how the Triumph Bonneville earned its name. Jack went on in 1956 to produce another world record at 214 mph and eventually set his own record as a driver in 1975 on a Triumph Trident hitting 192 mph.
This Daytona was very nicely restored by Jack in his later life with gleaming aquamarine over silver paint. The paint color is certainly correct but the scheme seems to be for the T100C, not the T100R. We are trying to determine if any Daytonas actually came with that particular scheme or whether this was a personal preference of the restorer. The “Daytona” on the side panel looks to be from 1969, not 1968 which should be the classy “Daytona Super Sport” script. The seat will need replacement as the 1968 Daytona was equipped with the distinctive pleated black top without perforations and black trim strip. See the album for more pictures.