Lot 300 - 1960 Triumph T110 Tiger
|Odometer reading||38 miles|
|Estimate||£2,500 - £4,000|
|Result||Sold - £4,480|
The Triumph Tiger 110 with its 650cc OHV Twin was Triumph's fastest production motorcycle to date, developed initially for the American market which wanted a higher power output model. The T100 first appeared in 1954, originally produced with a cast iron cylinder block and head, this was quickly replaced with a light alloy cylinder head with special airways to improve cooling and austenitic iron valve seat inserts. The external oil fed pipes were also replaced with internal oilways via the pushrod tubes. The Triumph Tiger 100 was so named because it was capable of 100 mph, so it was an obvious marketing idea to call the new bike the Tiger 110 - although technically the best one way speed obtained by The Motor Cycle magazine in tests was 109 mph but the speedometer was reading 114 mph, so the moniker seemed reasonable.
Interestingly, on the 5th September, 1962, at Bonneville Salt Flats, American racer Bill Johnson secured the world land speed record on a heavily modified Triumph T110 with a top speed of 224.57mph This success then led to the development of the Tiger T110's successor, the Triumph Bonneville.
Owned by the vendor for the last eight years, the restoration alone to three of those. Such is the standard of the finished product. Finished in the classic Triumph colour combination with a red over silver tank and black forks and frame. A handle-mounted mirror has been added as well as a new speedometer, mag and timing gears. Complete with a full one year MoT test certificate, UK registration certificate and a number of old test certificates, this attractive example is competitively priced and most certainly does not reflect the hours of work expended upon it.
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