Lot 363: 1954 Triumph 649cc Tiger 110
Every Triumph enthusiasts knows that the Bonneville owes its name to record-breaking successes on the eponymous Utah salt flats, but how many are aware that the machine which set a new 650cc production machine record there of over 147mph in 1958 was a twin-carb Tiger 110? A development of the Thunderbird tourer, the T110 prototype performed brilliantly in the 1953 ISDT, thus providing the production version - launched later that year - with invaluable publicity. The first Triumph with swinging-arm rear suspension, the T110 came with a revised engine incorporating a stronger crankshaft, high-compression pistons, larger inlet valves and ‘hotter’ cams. This example dates from the first full season of production.
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Bonhams & Butterfields, Petersen Museum, Los Angeles, CA
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||$1840|
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