World’s fastest Triumph Bobber sold for over US$50,000

Ladies and gentlemen, the saga of Thornton Hundred’s fastest Triumph Bonneville Bobber in the world has finally moved on to the next chapter.

The story of Thornton’s Bobber ends on a high note, or rather, on a high note, as it fetched an astonishing sum at auction. Turns out the marketing efforts worked and a lot of people bought into the hype, including me. We first caught wind of Thornton’s pandemic project back when he was still drag racing, dropping jaws everywhere.

Fitted with a Rotrex C15 supercharger, forged pistons, TTS machine cases, Thornton’s V4 widebody kit and nitrous oxide kit, the bike reached insane power levels that exceeded Triumph’s standard d a parallel twin. Even with a displacement of 1200cc, a stock Bonneville Bobber did about half of what Thornton had his Bobber do in the end. At 200 horsepower on nitrous, it does superbike tricks and looks stunning while it’s at it. Oh, is that too much power? What about 160 without it? Either way, he’s pretty quick in the quarter mile and reportedly clocked 10.49 seconds.

The story continued when the bike went for a little uphill action in the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Thornton entered the bike into the hill climb category and posted all about it on his social media pages and website.

Triumph Bonneville Bobber Thornton hundred sold

After that, the bike headed to the auction house. The list was published on the collect cars website, and it was later sold on November 12, 2021 for £38,000 GBP, or just over US$50,000.

There’s really no way around it, it’s a crazy price. However, the bike has a great history behind it, and that alone may be worth more than the sum of this Triumph’s long parts list.

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