Lot 259 - 1967 Triumph Daytona
|Odometer reading||8,203 miles|
|Estimate||£3,500 - £4,500|
|Result||Sold - £3,360|
The 'Daytona' name was derived from American rider Buddy Elmore's win at the 1966 Daytona 200 race held at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach,Florida He achieved an average speed of 96.6mph on a 'works special' Triumph Tiger 100 and secured Triumph's first Daytona road race victory.
The 500cc Triumph Tiger 100 Daytona (T100T) was developed by Triumph's Chief Engineer and designer Doug Hele and launched as a production motorcycle the following year. Based on the setup developed for the 1966 Daytona races, the T100T was fitted with a new cylinder head and twin Amal Monobloc carburettors. Derived from Edward Turner's original twin cylinder design and a development of the Triumph Tiger, the 'Daytona' sacrificed low-speed tractability for a pronounced power step at 3,500rpm that helped it to compete with the advanced designs from Japanese manufacturers like Honda.
Presented in standard trim with a single carburetor, this example has spent the majority of its life in the Channel Islands. Described as good throughout by the vendor, a UK registration certificate is also present alongside a file of bills.
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