In 2012 H&H the specialist classic vehicle auctioneers advertised an Auction to tale place at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford on the 19th April 2012 ( the bike was again listed in a subsequent auction 23 Oct 2012 guide price £8=10,000). In the catalogue is listed an interesting ex ISDT Cheney Triumph which was ridden in the 1968 ISDT held in San Pellegrino Italy. Dick Sutton had been a leading privateer in the ISDT 1967. This is the detail from the catalogue entry and a link to the entry document as a PDF.
“Lot Number: 91
1968 Cheney Triumph ISDT
Estimate: (£) 8,000 – 9,000
|Reg Number:||LPM 22E|
The decline of the British motorcycle industry towards the end of the sixties presented the ACU with a dilemma. The rules governing the ISDT stipulated that riders must use machines of their own nationality, a clause that in 1968 restricted the choice of suitable machines for British riders, particularly in the larger classes. In response they turned to Eric Cheney. Eric Cheney had enjoyed a successful competition career before concentrating on frame production, initially building a Gold Star powered machine. His products, which were hand built using the finest materials quickly built up a formidable reputation. For the 1968 ISDT he built a limited number of machines for the British Trophy team using a tuned Triumph 500 twin. Eric Cheney was at the forefront of suspension development which the ISDT machines benefitted from.
This example was ridden by Dick Sutton in the 1968 ISDT held at San Pellegrino in Italy to a bronze medal. It is presented to a good standard having formed part of a private collection.”