1934 Triumph 493cc Model 5/5 Sports Frame no. 52188 Engine no. 5.S5.1272
Lot 322
1934 Triumph 493cc Model 5/5 Sports
Registration no. 720 UXW Frame no. 52188 Engine no. 5.S5.1272
£12,000 - 14,000
US$ 16,000 - 19,000

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Lot Details
1934 Triumph 493cc Model 5/5 Sports Frame no. 52188 Engine no. 5.S5.1272 1934 Triumph 493cc Model 5/5 Sports Frame no. 52188 Engine no. 5.S5.1272 1934 Triumph 493cc Model 5/5 Sports Frame no. 52188 Engine no. 5.S5.1272 1934 Triumph 493cc Model 5/5 Sports Frame no. 52188 Engine no. 5.S5.1272
1934 Triumph 493cc Model 5/5 Sports
Registration no. 720 UXW
Frame no. 52188
Engine no. 5.S5.1272
Just as he had done at Ariel in the 1920s, Val Page transformed his employer's ageing range on his arrival at Meriden as Triumph's Chief Designer in 1932. The new line-up comprised overhead-valve and sidevalve singles in capacities ranging from 250cc to 500cc, plus the range-topping 650cc 6/1 sidecar tug. Endowed with distinctive timing covers for the magneto gear drive - a feature Page would employ at BSA later in the decade - the engines were simple yet robust in construction and amenable to a fair degree of tuning in the case of the overhead-valve units. Suitably embellished with extra chromium plating, the latter formed the basis for Edward Turner's even more stylish Tiger models from 1936 onwards.

The machine offered here is an example of the 5/5 sports model, which topped Triumph's half-litre range on its arrival for 1934. '720 UXW' comes with Swansea V5C document recording the previous keeper (from 30th January 2007) as Barry Pearce, of Great Waldingfield, Suffolk. We are advised that the Triumph underwent full restoration circa 2007, since when it has covered only 114 miles. Described by the private vendor as in generally excellent condition, the machine is offered with the aforementioned V5C, MoT/tax to June 2010 and VMCC register entry/dating certificate. (It should be noted that the latter records the engine as dating from 1935).

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