1955 Triumph 650cc Tiger T110 Frame no. 65781 Engine no. T110 65781
Lot 403
1955 Triumph 650cc Tiger T110
Registration no. NSU 622 Frame no. 65781 Engine no. T110 65781
Sold for £5,405 (US$ 9,084) inc. premium
Lot Details
1955 Triumph 650cc Tiger T110
Registration no. NSU 622
Frame no. 65781
Engine no. T110 65781
Every Triumph enthusiast 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. An older restoration, this matching-numbers machine was re-registered in 1988 with the age-related registration ‘NSU 622’. Two accompanying old-style continuation logbooks confirm that the original registration was ‘VTE 281’, while also on file is a receipt dated 6th October 1988 for the Triumph’s purchase by the vendor’s late father. In need of re-commissioning following long-term storage, the machine is offered with the aforementioned logbooks and old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents.
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