Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1959 Triumph 249cc Tigress Frame no. 4022 Engine no. W4255

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Lot 226
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1959 Triumph 249cc Tigress
Registration no. YWK 217 Frame no. 4022 Engine no. W4255

Sold for £ 5,175 (US$ 7,099) inc. premium
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection
1959 Triumph 249cc Tigress
Registration no. YWK 217
Frame no. 4022
Engine no. W4255
Latecomers to the scooter market, BSA introduced its first 'proper' scooter in October 1958. Launched under the BSA and Triumph banners as the 'Sunbeam' and 'Tigress' respectively, both could be had with either a 175cc Bantam-based single-cylinder two-stroke engine or a new 249cc twin-cylinder four-stroke unit. Pressed steel bodywork of conventional appearance was wrapped around a duplex loop frame. For the 249cc version, comfortable cruising at 55mph and an average fuel consumption of around 80mpg were reported by contemporary road-testers.

Apparently restored, this twin-cylinder Tigress was purchased 'as is' by the Museum in July 2010. Accompanying documentation consists of an old-style V5C, an expired tax disc (1967), and a Vintage Motor Scooter Club dating certificate. 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.

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Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1959 Triumph 249cc Tigress Frame no. 4022 Engine no. W4255
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1959 Triumph 249cc Tigress Frame no. 4022 Engine no. W4255
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1959 Triumph 249cc Tigress Frame no. 4022 Engine no. W4255
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1959 Triumph 249cc Tigress Frame no. 4022 Engine no. W4255
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