1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625

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Lot 599
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS
Registration no. NG 181 Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625

Sold for £ 4,025 (US$ 5,521) inc. premium
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS
Registration no. NG 181
Frame no. 621608
Engine no. 409625
The 277cc Model W had the biggest engine Triumph could build while keeping the resulting machine within the favourable taxation class that limited weight to 220lbs. Introduced for 1927, the Model W changed little for the next couple of years, becoming the WS in 1930 when it adopted the fashionable saddle tank, and was dropped when the 1931 range was announced. Apparently complete and in original condition having been stored for many years, this Model WS formerly belonged to the lady vendor's father and before that to her uncle. It is understood that the engine was professionally rebuilt in 1979 and the frame repainted. The inside of the fuel tank is rusted, but after the carburettor float bowl had been filled with petrol the engine started and ran in October 2020 having last been run circa 2000. Offered for restoration, the machine comes with an instruction book, an old-style buff logbook, and a V5C document.

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1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
1931 Triumph 277cc Model WS Frame no. 621608 Engine no. 409625
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