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Lot 423: c.1914 Triumph TT Roadster

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

Founded in 1902, Triumph were soon involved in racing, and the publicity generated by competition success - Jack Marshall won the 1908 Isle of Man TT’s single-cylinder class for Triumph - greatly stimulated sales. By the outbreak of the Great War the marque’s reputation for quality and reliability was well-established, leading to substantial orders for ‘Trusty Triumphs’ for British and Allied forces. The 3.5hp model first appeared in 1907. Originally of 453cc, its sidevalve engine was enlarged to 476cc in 1908 and finally to 499cc in 1910 before being superseded by the 4hp model in 1914. Like rival manufacturers, Triumph were keen to exploit their Isle of Man credentials and added the TT Roadster - a stripped-down, single-speed, sports model - to the range. Acquired by the Collection approximately 10 years ago in its present condition and never used, this incomplete TT Roadster is offered for restoration. There are no accompanying documents.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
Lot Number423
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2600
Hammer Price (inc premium)£2990
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Engine number19390
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