1970 Dresda Triumph 750cc Cafe Racer. Only 4 frames were made in 1970. The bike was raced in the early 70s by a man who also had a manx norton but used the Dresda as a cheaper option. Looks to have been rebuilt for the road 1343 miles ago and fitted with a Morgo pump by the previous owner of 25 years. A very rare bike!
The frame was verified as one of Dave Degens built in 1970 by pics and a tel call by the previous owner. There will be some spare parts that go with the bike, sweptback racing pipes and megaphone in black.
Proprietor of Dresda Autos, previously a retail outlet for scooters on Putney Bridge Road in South West London, Dave Degens was one of the first special-builders to put the Triton into what might be termed 'limited production'. A happy marriage of Triumph power and Norton roadholding, the Triton is rightly regarded by enthusiasts as the British sports special. The idea caught on after the Featherbed's arrival in the mid-1950s and many hundreds have been made since, varying in quality from the professional to the horrendously amateurish. Dave Degens' were among the very best and he set out to prove it in the most convincing way possible – by racing them. Riding one of his own Dresda Tritons, Degens won the prestigious Barcelona 24-Hour Endurance Race in 1965, defeating many works-entered bikes in the process, and went on to develop his own Featherbed-derived frame to take power units other than the original Triumph. Using the new Dresda frame and a 650cc Triumph engine, he won in Barcelona, for the second time, in 1970 and this versatile chassis would later accommodate all manner of multi-cylinder engines from Japan. Wrapped around a four-cylinder Honda motor, Degens' chassis again demonstrated its superiority on the racetrack when the Japauto-entered machine of Debrock/Ruiz won the 1972 Bol d'Or 24-hour race at Le Mans.
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