Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1955 Triumph 499cc Trophy Frame no. 64038 Engine no. TR5 64038

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Lot 524
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1955 Triumph 499cc Trophy
Registration no. JPN 287 Frame no. 64038 Engine no. TR5 64038

Sold for £ 6,900 (US$ 9,491) inc. premium
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash
1955 Triumph 499cc Trophy
Registration no. JPN 287
Frame no. 64038
Engine no. TR5 64038
From the time of its introduction in 1948 the Triumph Trophy was established as a true all-rounder: a machine that could be ridden to work during the week and then, with extraneous components removed, competed on at weekends in its owner's chosen branch of motorcycle sport. Although catalogued primarily as a trials machine, its true forte was scrambles and the ISDT, events in which the power of the tuneable Triumph twin worked to its advantage and its weight was less of a handicap. The arrival of a new swinging-arm frame for 1955 finally put paid to the Trophy's pretensions as a one-day trials mount, for although the rear suspension enhanced traction and improved the handling, the lengthened wheelbase and increased weight rendered it un-competitive. Nevertheless, the TR5 remained an extremely competent and stylish roadster until the end of production in 1958.

The matching-numbers Trophy offered here was purchased from Mr Bryan Kemp of East Sussex in June 2011, as evidenced by the sales receipt and correspondence on file. An accompanying document lists details of its restoration and states that the Triumph had been owned (presumably by Mr Kemp) for 30+ years and had had three owners. Not used for some time, the machine will require re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before returning to the road. Offered with a V5C document.

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Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1955 Triumph 499cc Trophy Frame no. 64038 Engine no. TR5 64038
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1955 Triumph 499cc Trophy Frame no. 64038 Engine no. TR5 64038
Offered from the Collection of Carole Nash,1955 Triumph 499cc Trophy Frame no. 64038 Engine no. TR5 64038
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