1970 Triumph T120R Bonneville – A Bill Hoard Restoration

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Buy it Now Price: SOLD Price Range: $11,999 to $12,500 Inquire About this Motorcycle


This is a frame up restoration with all matching numbers by Bill Hoard who is one of the leading restoration guys.

This is a show quality restoration done in 2008. Bill said that this was the classic “barn find” ready for a frame up restoration. Bill describes this as a 95 point restoration with a few non-original parts. This is not a “trailer queen”. It was built to ride. The owner has a two-page document with over 79 items detailing the restoration. The motor was balanced (left side 770.8 and right side 770.3) and all those specifications are listed. It runs very smooth. He also has a photo album with 30 pictures documenting the work from start to finish, including a photo of the bike before the work started. Powder coated frame and parts, fresh chrome, new chrome rims and spokes, perfect new paint and clear coat. It does have a Boyer ignition, but  most of the original ignition parts were kept to retain the original cosmetic appearance.

After the restoration the bike has never run on pump gas. Always on 108 octane leaded race fuel, which it had in it when the owner took possession. He has ridden it enough (3,700 miles) to ensure that it stays in good working order. It is in perfect condition and better than new!  Bike is in Dallas, Texas. Looking for a good home for this classic!


3,700 on the restoration.


Excellent paint with clear coat and powder coat frame.

Sheet Metal

95% Original sheet metal with a great fit and finish.


Chrome is bright and shiny. Correctly redone during restoration.


This motorcycle is in excellent mechanical condition with a new motor by Bill Hoard. The engine was torn down, balanced and rebuilt to exact standards. Runs clean, smooth and balanced through the gears.

Wheels & Tires

Rims were new at restoration.
Front Tire is 400 X 18 in great shape and road worthy.
Rear Tire is 400 X 18 in great shape and road worthy.


Clear Texas title with current 2015 registration
Engine # JD 25403
Frame # JD 25403

Valuation Resource Guide

Would rate as 1 with a suggested value of $12,500.


Full documentation on the build and restoration.

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