Bonhams : 1928 Triumph 549cc Model NSD & Swallow Sidecar Frame no. 2005612 Engine no. 300645
1928 Triumph 549cc Model NSD & Swallow Sidecar Frame no. 2005612 Engine no. 300645

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Lot 201
1928 Triumph 549cc Model NSD & Swallow Sidecar
Registration no. SV 7276 Frame no. 2005612 Engine no. 300645

Sold for £ 5,520 (US$ 7,116) inc. premium
1928 Triumph 549cc Model NSD & Swallow Sidecar
Registration no. SV 7276
Frame no. 2005612
Engine no. 300645
• Ultimate development of the Model P
• Last taxed in 2005
• Eligible for the Banbury Run

The first Triumph motorcycle of 1902 used a Belgian Minerva engine, but within a few years the Coventry firm - originally a bicycle manufacturer founded by German immigrants Siegfried Bettman and Maurice Schulte - was building its own power units. The first of these - a 298cc single-cylinder sidevalve - arrived in 1904. This first engine was not without its weaknesses, pistons and bores wore out quickly and the curious 'tandem down-tube' frame in which it was installed broke, but these shortcomings were soon sorted and within a couple of years 'Triumph' was a byword for reliability.

The NSD was the ultimate development of Triumph's famous Model P. A landmark machine in the development of the motorcycle in Britain, the Model P debuted at the 1924 Motor Cycle Show. A no-frills sidevalve-engined model, the newcomer 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 more refined derivatives - Models N, Q, and QA among them - and lost penny-pinching features such as guide-less valves and its bicycle-derived front brake. By 1930, only one model of this highly successful family remained - the 549cc NSD, by this time updated with a fashionable saddle tank - although that was destined for replacement in the spring of that same year by an all-new model of identical designation.

Eligible for Vintage events including the Banbury Run, this Triumph NSD motorcycle combination had participated in many such gatherings, being used by the family on the Graham Walker Run among others, before being put on display in the London Motorcycle Museum. Last taxed to the end of July 2005, the machine is offered with an expired MoT (2005) and old V5/V5C documents. The well-known motorcycling journalist and author, Frank Melling, is a former owner.

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.
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1928 Triumph 549cc Model NSD & Swallow Sidecar Frame no. 2005612 Engine no. 300645
1928 Triumph 549cc Model NSD & Swallow Sidecar Frame no. 2005612 Engine no. 300645
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