1960 Greeves Triumph Outfit.
The Thundersley, Essex based Greeves factory were renowned for their popular trials machines throughout the late fifties and early sixties. In 1959 a works entry ridden by Billy Wilkinson took a win in the Scottish Six Day Trials, which was the number one event in Britain. The factory then named their model “The Scottish”.
This purpose built outfit has been in the same ownership since new and was actually constructed and campaigned extensively by the owners Rennee and Wag Bennett throughout the sixties and seventies, most notably the Welsh Three Day Trials.
The machine consists of a Greeves “Scottish” chassis in red, modified to carry the matching Watsonian trials chair with independent sprung wheel, the motive power is supplied by the Triumph 5TA 500cc pre-unit twin cylinder engine finished in black. The serial number on the engine is correct for a 1960 vintage. The whole outfit is put together with the addition of leading link forks, sidecar riders grab rails to the front and rear of the chair and bike, with numerous other extensive modifications required for the particular demands of the sport such as extensive “bash” plates etc. The required gearing is supplied via the massive rear wheel sprocket and the chair rider is protected from the chain by a large chain guard. The silencer has been plumbed behind the front shroud of the chair and has the speedometer that is a requirement for road sections.
This is a very usable machine with a researchable competition history.