c.1960 Triumph T110,
Lot 254
1960 Triumph 649cc Tiger 110 Frame no. D6595 Engine no. T110 D6595
Sold for £3,680 (US$ 6,156) inc. premium
Lot Details
1960 Triumph 649cc Tiger 110
Registration no. VUX 209
Frame no. D6595
Engine no. T110 D6595
Every Triumph enthusiasts knows that the Bonneville owes its name to record-breaking successes on the eponymous salt flats, but how many are aware that the machine which set a new 650cc production machine record of over 147mph in 1958 was a Tiger 110 equipped with twin carburettors? 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. The T110 remained in production into 1961, one of the most important developments along the way being the introduction on this model for 1956 of the aluminium-alloy 'Delta' high-compression cylinder head, which increased power and pushed the T110's top speed towards 120mph. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, this T110 come with its original buff logbook listing only five owners including the deceased vendor.
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