THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM has unearthed another astonishing ‘new old stock’ classic for its summer raffle.

The bike is a 1977 Triumph T140J Silver Jubilee Bonneville which has never been run or registered and is showing just four miles on the clock.

The T140J was created by the Meriden factory to mark the 25th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne.


The limited-edition batch of UK and export models came with blue seats and a special silver and blue paint job.

The boost to Bonneville sales helped Meriden survive in the tough times of the late 1970s and several buyers mothballed them as collectors’ items and investments.

Second prize is an almost equally desirable Sealey Retro Style Combination Tool Chest worth £850, with a luxury hotel break and dinner for two people at the Manor Hotel, Meriden as third prize.


Tickets cost £2 via the museum or online by visiting

The winter raffle first prize of a new Triumph Thruxton TFC Ltd Edition 1200cc was won by Andrew Winscom of Worcestershire.

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