Lot 365: 1967 Triumph 490cc T100C
Introduced for the 1960 season, the Tiger 100A was the first sports version of Triumph’s new unit-construction 500cc twin, the 5TA. A raised compression ratio and ‘hotter’ cams helped the Tiger to a top speed in the region of 90mph, while the retention of a single carburetor meant that fuel economy did not suffer unduly. The T100A was soon replaced by the T100SS and by the middle of the decade there was also an enduro-styled, ‘off-road’ alternative - the T100C. Readily distinguishable by its twin upswept exhausts, the single-carburetor T100C was sold at first only in the USA, but from late 1967 became available in the UK alongside the twin-carb T100T Daytona.
This matching-numbers T100C displays a believed-correct total of 533 miles on the odometer.
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