Triumph Trophy TR6 metal wall sign
Essential lowbrow art for your garage, lounge, hall or ... wherever
Specifications: Tin plate backing. Folded edges. 300mm x 410mm. High resolution image (1,400 dpi). Printed direct to metal.
Instructions for use:
1. Remove carefully from the packaging.
2. Inspect the sign and feel pleased that you bought it.
3. Find a suitable spot on a suitable wall or door.
4. Position the sign thoughtfully using strips of masking tape if necessary.
5. Carefully mount the sign with nails or screws taking utmost care not to damage any part of the design (Tip: Use fibre washers both in front and behind the sign if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
6. Open a beer, light a fag, hug your partner or favourite pet.
7. Stand back and enjoy the sign and do this as often as time and convenience allows.
8. Drop us an email to let us know how satisfied you are.
9. Wipe the sign occasionally with a soft cloth (and wax it if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
10. Tell your friends.
That's all that's required. The sign should still be fit for purpose long after you're gone, and we hope that's a long time into the future.
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The 650cc TR6 Triumph Trophy was a derivative of the 650cc T110 Thunderbird which was essentially a beefed up 500cc Speed Twin.
Like the Thunderbird, the Trophy was a 650cc air-cooled parallel twin. Like the Thunderbird, it was a single carburettor engine. Like the Thunderbird, it offered blisteringly good performance (for its day). And like the Thunderbird, it was a handsome beast that sold well.
The TR6 was introduced in 1956, the same year that Texan racer and speed record breaker Johnny Allen hit 214.4mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.
Three years later, in 1959, the twin-carbed T120 Triumph Bonneville appeared, arguably the most prized Triumph twin of them all. Certainly, at its launch in 1959 the Bonneville was almost every young man's dream.
TR6? Or Bonneville?
But the TR6 was, in our opinion, nobody's poor relation. In many regards it was actually better than the Bonnie. Why? Because of that single carburettor. Yes, the TR6 lost a little at the top end. But through the low- to mid-range, the TR6 had a torquier response and was slightly easier to keep in tune. And it certainly gave away nothing in looks.
This example here is the later unit-construction model that was introduced in 1962. The name "Trophy", incidentally, was adopted by Triumph following the firm's success in International Six Days Trials during the late 1940s.
Today, it's hard not to associate the name Steve McQueen with the fabled Triumph TR6 Trophy.
We used to own one, and so we can confirm that these are prime cuts of Triumph beef, best served rare.
The size of our TR6 Trophy sign is a generous 300mm x 410mm, which is roughly the size of two A4 sheets of paper. The image is 1400 dpi, which is way better than most, if not all, of the lesser quality stuff on the market. And the edges are rolled to help preserve those delicate finger nails.
Also, these Triumph TR6 Trophy signs are printed direct to metal in the traditional way.
Will you like it when you see it? We think so. If we didn't, we wouldn't be flogging 'em.
We package these signs as well as we reasonably can, and we despatch as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours of ordering, and very rarely longer than 2-3 days if stock has run out and needs to be re-supplied.
Either way, we'll keep you posted. And if for any reason we can't supply your sign, we'll tell you without unnecessary delay and will refund your money in full.
And remember this if you will:
We don't sell anything that we don't hang in our own garages.
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