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Lot 395: 1957 Triumph 500cc TRW

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

Developed in the immediate post-WW2 years to fulfil British Government contracts for a new military motorcycle, the TRW followed the overall lines of Triumph’s trend-setting parallel twins but with the simpler and more easily maintained side valves rather then the civilian models’ overhead valves. In keeping with the military’s requirements for robustness and simplicity, the TRW retained a rigid frame while featuring Triumph’s telescopic front fork as used by many models across the range. When their service life came to an end, many were offered for sale by the MoD on the civilian market. Modified for ‘green lane’ use, this example is offered with instruction manual, service notes, two expired MoTs (most recent 1984) and Swansea V5.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number395
Estimate£800-£1200
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£1600
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1840
Year1957
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Engine numberTRW23203NA
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