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This 1968 Triumph Daytona 500 was acquired by the seller in 2017, reportedly from the widow of its second owner after over a decade of storage. Subsequent work included a tune-up, rebuilds of its twin carburetors, a valve adjustment, and a clutch overhaul as well as replacement of the handlebars, grips, cables, several gaskets, and more. Power comes from an air-cooled 490cc parallel twin paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. This Daytona is offered with manufacturer’s literature, service manuals, a color copy of the 1970 Virginia title, a period helmet, parts receipts, and a clean North Carolina title in the seller’s name.
The fuel tank and fenders are finished in blue and silver over a black frame, and the replacement period-style seat features a Triumph logo on the rear. Rub marks are noted on the right side of the headlight and the end of the rear fender.
Chrome wire-spoke wheels wear Dunlop Gold Seal K70 tires, and braking is from a single drum at the front. The front fork gaiter, seals, and lock were replaced under the seller’s ownership, as were one rear shock and shroud.
The replacement handlebar features Amal grips and clamp-on mirrors installed under current ownership. Rubber-mounted instrumentation includes a tachometer with a cracked lens and a five-digit odometer reading just over 3,600 miles. Warning lights are located in the headlight shell.
The air-cooled 490cc parallel twin produced 41 horsepower when new and is linked to a four-speed transmission shifted on the right. The twin Amal carburetors were refurbished, the valves adjusted, and the ignition system serviced by Tivvy’s Autocraft of Danville, Virginia in January 2018. Clutch repairs were also carried out along with replacement of various cables, seals, and hoses.
The sale includes manufacturer’s literature, service manuals, a color copy of the 1970 Virginia title from the second owner, a period helmet, and receipts for items installed under current ownership.