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Lot 392: 1953 Triumph 499cc Tiger T100

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

The sports version of Edward Turnerís trend-setting Speed Twin 500, the Tiger 100 was launched in 1938, reappearing in 1946 with telescopic forks in place of the original girders, and separate dynamo and magneto instead of the pre-war versionís mag-dyno. An alloy cylinder head and barrel were adopted for 1951, these and other engine improvements boosting power to 32bhp, while a swinging-arm frame and 8Ē-diameter front brake (first seen on the 650cc Tiger 110) were fitted from 1954 onwards. A 1953 model manufactured in September 1952, this Ďsprung hubí Tiger 100 has undergone extensive restoration and only requires relatively minor works to finish it. Although incomplete (among other parts, the clutch and primary drive are missing) the machine comes with an assortment of parts including gear lever, kickstarter, horn button and brake, clutch, choke and ignition levers. Also included in the sale is a letter and dating certificate provided by marque expert Harry Woolridge, old-style (1970s) continuation logbook, workshop manual and Department of Transport letter confirming the right to retain the original registration mark ĎBHG 177í.

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Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number392
Estimate£2800-£3200
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2200
Hammer Price (inc premium)£2530
Year1953
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