This 1962 Triumph 500 cc Speed Twin was sold at the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in January of 2019. This is a survivor of the 1962 model line-up that was scoffed at because of the full body panels. The “bathtub” model has come of age as a great piece of art and complete models are rare to find.
This 1962 Speed Twin is as-purchased at the auction. It is part of the Robert Castoro collection and is being sold by the estate.
This Speed Twin was barely ridden after it arrived in the collection and it has been cared for in a climate-controlled environment. This is a road worthy machine. It fired right up in June of 2020, check out the video!
Go here to see the bike as presented by Bonhams during the auction.
18,800 km showing on the odometer.
Excellent paint and paint prep. Believed to be a restored and repainted. Minimal scratches or blemishes and will shine right up after a good detailing.
Original sheet metal, excellent shape and very well fit from the factory. Style and form of the sheet metal has become an iconic item.
Chrome is in excellent condition and takes a nice sheen.
Engine is reported to have been rebuilt during the restoration. It fired right up with old fuel and idled right out. Check the video. No noise or leaks detected.
Wheels & Tires
Rims: Original chrome steel rims and stainless spokes.
Front Tire: Kings Tire 300 X 17, serviceable
Rear Tire: Kings Tire 300 X 17, serviceable
Bill of Sale Only, Open Florida Title
Engine # 5TAH23816
Frame # H23816
Excellent : $10,090
Very Good: $5,845
Hagerty Value Guide: “https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1962-Triumph-5TA_Speed”
• #1 Concours $9,800
• #2 Excellent $8,400
• #3 Good $7,200