1959 Triumph Tiger Cub
Lot 241
1959 Triumph 200cc Tiger Cub Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 57436
Sold for £1,150 (US$ 1,932) inc. premium
Lot Details
1959 Triumph 200cc Tiger Cub
Registration no. 988 XUK
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. 57436
With the introduction of the 149cc Terrier in 1952, Triumph re-entered the market for lightweight commuter machines. A simple, compact, unitary construction four-stroke with four-speed gearbox, the Terrier was joined in 1954 by an enlarged version - the 200cc Tiger Cub - that offered 60mph-plus performance and 100mpg. A big success, particularly with younger riders, the Cub underwent continual development for the next 16 years, finally ending up with BSA Bantam cycle parts (as the Bantam Cub) before being dropped in 1970. The model remains a favourite with today's collectors, many of whom would have commenced their riding career on a Cub, and is well served by an extensive network of parts suppliers and other specialists. Restored at date unknown, this particular Tiger Cub is described by the private vendor as in generally excellent condition. The machine is currently taxed, MoT'd to March 2013 and comes with Swansea V5 registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is: T57436 We are advised that the MOT for this bike will expire July 2012, not March 2013, as stated in the catalogue.
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