Bobby Sullivan Triumph Collection
We have just been contracted to offer our choice
of the world famous Bobby Sullivan Triumph Collection.
To look at the bikes, just go
Triumph on our consigned motorcycle list.
I got to know Bobby Sullivan when we were racing
in the New England Sports Committee Scrambles and Motocross series in
the late 1960's. I remember a race in Lisbon Maine in 1971 as one of the
most miserable races in my 44 years of competition. It poured rain in
wind-blown sheets, then it hailed and then it snowed. The mud was so
deep that it was difficult to just keep your feet on the pegs. Bobby won
the expert race running away and that showed his determination.
Bobby and his brothers started by selling parts
and clothing at the track and soon it turned into Sullivan Brothers
Distributors selling parts to dealers. I was one of those dealers and no
one had much money in those days especially after a long winter in New
England. Sullivans came up with a dating program where they would fill
up their dealers with inventory in the early spring and pay for it later
after we had sold much of it. That plan helped us grow and Sullivans
grow. Bobby grew that business into one of the largest helmet
distributors in the country.
In the late 80's Bobby took an interest in
Triumph motorcycles and started buying them first at our auctions and
then wherever he could.
He also bought out Triumph dealerís parts
inventories so he could restore his bikes with genuine Triumph parts.
This project turned into an obsession.
If you look at the photos here you will see that
the collection now looks like a factory production line up. Bobby has
made the decision to move on and sell his bikes to the world. He sees
them as art and feels that they should be saved. I feel that many of
them should be ridden at least at shows and meets.
If you buy one or more of them, we will be glad
to help you take care of it with advice and guidance if you need it. I
have been riding and working on Triumph motorcycles for all of my adult
I can tell you that these bikes will not be
cheap, but they will all be bargains if you look at the cost and could
even find the NOS parts to do them to this level. This will be, in many
cases, a chance to buy a brand new Triumph from the 60's.