c.1959 Triumph 490cc Tiger T100A/T100SS Frame no. H10709 Engine no. H37288/T100SS

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Lot 269
c.1959 Triumph 490cc Tiger T100A/T100SS
Registration no. MSJ 108 Frame no. H10709 Engine no. H37288/T100SS

Sold for £ 7,475 (US$ 10,254) inc. premium
c.1959 Triumph 490cc Tiger T100A/T100SS
Registration no. MSJ 108
Frame no. H10709
Engine no. H37288/T100SS
Introduced for the 1960 season, the Tiger 100A was the sports version of Triumph's first unitary construction 500 twin: the 5TA. A raised compression ratio and 'hotter' cams helped the Tiger to a top speed in the region of 90mph, while the retention of a single carburettor meant that fuel economy did not suffer unduly, a gallon of fuel lasting for around 80 miles of restrained riding. Introduced for the 1962 season, the Tiger 100SS replaced the T100A as Triumph's half-litre sports roadster. A comprehensive re-style saw the 'bathtub' rear enclosure of its predecessor replaced by an abbreviated version and the headlamp nacelle by a separate chromed shell. Sports mudguards were fitted, wheel sizes increased, and the engine gained a few more horsepower courtesy of redesigned camshafts and a Siamesed exhaust system. Tested by Motor Cycling magazine in 1961, a T100SS managed a highly creditable 98mph maximum while returning an impressively frugal 82mpg.

This Tiger consists of a 1959 T100A frame and a T100SS engine dating from 1965, while the TLS front brake is another later component. Purchased from Motorcycles Unlimited in July 2017, the Triumph is one of the final additions of the collection, and Miklos just had time to complete its restoration before his untimely death. Invoices relating to the restoration are on file, and the machine also comes with the 2017 purchase receipt and a V5C Registration certificate.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The engine number is T100SSH37288.
Contacts
c.1959 Triumph 490cc Tiger T100A/T100SS Frame no. H10709 Engine no. H37288/T100SS
c.1959 Triumph 490cc Tiger T100A/T100SS Frame no. H10709 Engine no. H37288/T100SS
c.1959 Triumph 490cc Tiger T100A/T100SS Frame no. H10709 Engine no. H37288/T100SS
c.1959 Triumph 490cc Tiger T100A/T100SS Frame no. H10709 Engine no. H37288/T100SS
c.1959 Triumph 490cc Tiger T100A/T100SS Frame no. H10709 Engine no. H37288/T100SS
c.1959 Triumph 490cc Tiger T100A/T100SS Frame no. H10709 Engine no. H37288/T100SS
c.1959 Triumph 490cc Tiger T100A/T100SS Frame no. H10709 Engine no. H37288/T100SS
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