Lot 104 - 1962 13093 Tina
|Chassis Number||LS5 918|
|Engine Number||LS5 918|
|Odometer reading||6,702 miles|
|Estimate||£750 - £1,500|
|Result||Sold - £560|
In 1962, despite internal opposition from those who felt it would dilute the macho image of the brand, Triumph introduced a new scooter, designed by Edward Turner, to tap into a strong demand that had been identified by market research for a simple and easy-to-ride 'shopping basket' vehicle. The Triumph Tina, with its single cylinder, two-stroke, 100cc engine used a continuously variable transmission (CVT) system with a centrifugal clutch; the system had been patented by Turner and Triumph in May 1959. The engine was mounted on the swing arm. An extensive marketing campaign was carried out fronted by a pop star of the era, Sir Cliff Richard and the Tina was marketed to women focusing the advertising on the ease of its operation.
This 98cc Triumph Tina, presented in blue, was acquired in 2010 by the present vendor and with just 6,702 miles recorded is in great original condition and offered with original owner's handbook. Once acquired, this has been dry stored and cared for as part of a static collection. It is accompanied by a V5 registration certificate and its last MoT test certificate and tax disc dates from 2011. This is a lovely example of an iconic scooter that would be a pleasure to own.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.