1925 Triumph 494cc Model P Frame no. 920622 Engine no. 216510
Lot 418
1925 Triumph 494cc Model P
Registration no. BF 6319 Frame no. 920622 Engine no. 216510
£7,000 - 8,000
US$ 12,000 - 13,000
Lot Details
1925 Triumph 494cc Model P
Registration no. BF 6319
Frame no. 920622
Engine no. 216510
A landmark machine in the development of the motorcycle in Britain, Triumph's Model P debuted at the 1924 Motor Cycle Show. A no-frills, sidevalve-engined model, the newcomer was priced at £42 17s 6d, at which level it undercut every other 500cc machine then on sale in the UK. The first batch manufactured was not without its faults, but once these had been sorted the Model P was a runaway success. Output from Triumph's Priory Street works was soon running at an astonishing 1,000 machines per week, and the Model P's arrival undoubtedly hastened the demise of many a minor manufacturer. Production continued until the decade's end, by which time the Model P had spawned a number of derivatives – models N, Q and QA - and lost penny-pinching features such as its guide-less valves and bicycle-type front brake. This three-speed Model P had been totally dismantled and was in 'box of bits' form when it was acquired by the current owner in 2009. Fully restored by him over the course of 2012/2013, 'BF 6319' is presented in generally excellent condition, ready to ride. The machine is offered with VMCC dating certificate, current road fund licence and Swansea V5C document. A non-standard primary chain case is the only notified deviation from factory specification.
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