1925 Triumph 494cc Model P  Frame no. 902298 Engine no. 202338

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Lot 440
1925 Triumph 494cc Model P
Registration no. HM 4705 Frame no. 902298 Engine no. 202338

Sold for £ 3,680 (US$ 5,128) inc. premium
1925 Triumph 494cc Model P
Registration no. HM 4705
Frame no. 902298
Engine no. 202338
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. Production was soon running at an astonishing 1,000 machines per week, the Model P’s outstanding success undoubtedly hastening the demise of many a minor manufacturer. Production continued until the decade’s end, by which time the Model P had spawned a plethora of derivatives and lost penny-pinching features such as guide-less valves and bicycle-type front brake. This example was discovered in 1965 in a greenhouse where it had stood since the late 1920s. The machine was inherited by the vendor in 1968 and, lacking its original paperwork, was registered by him in 1978. It is reported as 100riginal (except for the tyres) including all cables, footrest rubbers, handlebar grips (although these have now disintegrated), toolkit, speedometer, lamps, paintwork and decals. We are advised that the machine is in full working order and should require little more than careful re-commissioning to obtain an MoT. Sold strictly as viewed, it is offered with Swansea V5.
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