Triumph 21
Lot 156
1961 Triumph 348cc Twenty-One Frame no. H 23631 Engine no. H 5316
£2,400 - 3,400
US$ 4,000 - 5,700
Lot Details
1961 Triumph 348cc Twenty-One
Registration no. 349 COR
Frame no. H 23631
Engine no. H 5316
Post-WW2, Triumph put their eggs into the parallel-twin basket, abandoning any part in the 'single' market until the Terrier in 1953. Indeed, the Speed-Twin, Trophy and Tiger 100 were formidable machines in both Home and Export markets and for most of the ninety fifties, Meriden struggled to meet demand. Their post-war '350' was the '3T', introduced in 1946 and this was retired in favour of the all-new 'Twenty-One' in early 1957. The fully-redesigned motor was of unit-construction, much more square than its predecessor, revving more easily, and with a new, swinging-arm frame. The noticeable novelty was the swoopy new styling, in line with post-war vehicle trends, with total enclosure of the rear-wheel and headlight. Though controversial amongst the traditionalists, this looked good and kept the road-dirt off, later being extended to the Tiger 100 and Cub in modified form. This '21' is in very good condition indeed, having been carefully rebuilt and re-finished (some paint damage adjacent to the filler-cap), even to detailing of the under-seat storage, and has been kept in current use. Now being swapped for something lighter by its mature owner, together with its BSA B31 stable-mate, it is offered with a current MOT and Tax disc to February 2013 and comes with many bills and old MOT documents, as well as genuine, original, Triumph Handbook and Workshop Manuals. A good-looking and good-handling Triumph, ready to ride for the season ahead.

Saleroom notices

  • The engine number is 21H5316
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