Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 14 miles displayed on the odometer, 1957 Triumph 500cc TRW Frame no. 25894NA Engine no. TRW25894 NA

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Lot 224
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 14 miles displayed on the odometer, 1957 Triumph 500cc TRW
Registration no. not registered Frame no. 25894NA Engine no. TRW25894 NA

Sold for £ 10,120 (US$ 13,883) inc. premium
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 14 miles displayed on the odometer
1957 Triumph 500cc TRW
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. 25894NA
Engine no. TRW25894 NA
Developed in the immediate post-WW2 years to fulfil British Government contracts for a new military motorcycle, the TRW followed the overall lines of Triumph's trend-setting parallel twins but with the simpler and more easily maintained side valves rather then the civilian models' overhead valves. In keeping with the military's requirements for robustness and simplicity, the TRW retained a rigid frame while featuring Triumph's telescopic front fork as used by many models across the range.

The vendor advises us that this TRW, originally despatched to Canada, is a new-old-stock example that was still in its crate when purchased in the 1980s. A total of only 14 miles is displayed on the odometer and the 'CAUTION ENGINE NOT RUN IN' sticker is still on the speedo! The machine's mechanical condition is not known; accordingly, prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves with regard to its condition, completeness, correctness, or otherwise prior to bidding. Offered without documents.

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Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 14 miles displayed on the odometer, 1957 Triumph 500cc TRW Frame no. 25894NA Engine no. TRW25894 NA
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 14 miles displayed on the odometer, 1957 Triumph 500cc TRW Frame no. 25894NA Engine no. TRW25894 NA
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 14 miles displayed on the odometer, 1957 Triumph 500cc TRW Frame no. 25894NA Engine no. TRW25894 NA
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 14 miles displayed on the odometer, 1957 Triumph 500cc TRW Frame no. 25894NA Engine no. TRW25894 NA
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 14 miles displayed on the odometer, 1957 Triumph 500cc TRW Frame no. 25894NA Engine no. TRW25894 NA
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