Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus, c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. 8T70 13159

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Lot 701
Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus, c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker
Registration no. not registered Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. 8T70 13159

Sold for £ 1,610 (US$ 2,208) inc. premium
Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus
c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. unable to locate
Engine no. 8T70 13159
Just as he had done at Ariel in the 1920s, Val Page transformed his employer's ageing range on his arrival as Triumph's Chief Designer in 1932. The new line-up comprised overhead-valve and sidevalve singles in capacities ranging from 250cc to 500cc, plus the range-topping 650cc 6/1 sidecar tug. Edward Turner's arrival at Triumph in 1936 resulted in extensive improvements to the range. A brilliant stylist, Turner transformed Page's overhead-valve singles by adopting sports-specification engines, high level exhausts, chromed fuel tanks and a new name: 'Tiger'.
This Tiger 70 has been extensively modified for grass-track competition, including the installation of a Triumph sprung hub. 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. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed.

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Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus, c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. 8T70 13159
Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus, c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. 8T70 13159
Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus, c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. 8T70 13159
Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus, c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. 8T70 13159
Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus, c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. 8T70 13159
Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus, c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. 8T70 13159
Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus, c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. 8T70 13159
Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus, c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. 8T70 13159
Offered from the Collection of the Late Peter McManus, c.1938 Triumph 249cc Tiger 70 Grass-Tracker Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. 8T70 13159
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