Lot 319 - 1970 Triumph T25SS
|Odometer reading||5,204 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £5,500|
|Result||Sold - £4,760|
Like many of the Coventry makes, Triumph had their roots in the bicycle industry, beginning motorcycle production in 1902. In 1908, they won the single-cylinder class in the TT races, the machine being powered by a 500cc engine designed by one of the German founders of the firm, Maurice Schulte. After the First World War, Triumph were also involved with car production, but once this interest was relinquished when separate companies were established in 1936 the marque became truly successful.
The Triumph T25 comes from the stable of off-road motorcycles and is relatively light, easy to start, handle well and very reliable. The SS is the 'street scrambler'; road tyres, a hugger-style front fender. The T model is the trail model (Trail Blazer); semi knobby tyres, high front fender. The 250's are happy revving motors and seem to work best at high rpm's. This example was originally exported to the US but, in recent years, has been re-imported back home. It has been dry stored since then and owned by the vendor since 2012. It has been restored to high degree apart from the engine which has not been apart. Upon riding this machine, it was thought that it ran so well, an engine strip-down was unnecessary. All other components, including chrome-work, have been attended to, just a cursory glance will confirm the quality of the work. Supplied with a large history detailing parts and work undertaken since 2012, this represents a fine example of its type.
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