1951 Triumph 500cc T100 Tiger
Edward Turner’s 1937 Speed Twin, with its narrow, compact and light vertical twin was the father of innumerable models, the first of which was the sporty Tiger 100. Disappearing through the war years, it reemerged in 1946 with telescopic forks and other improvements. 1951 marked the introduction of the die-cast alloy cylinder head and barrel boosting power to 32bhp.
The motorbike offered
The 1951 Triumph 500cc Tiger 100 on offer here from a restorer, collector and enthusiast with a fantastic track record of producing stunning and very useable restorations. The matching numbers example retains the original alloy cylinder head and barrel with racing lug rear frame. The bike was subject to a ground-up, nut and bolt restoration recently completed. Engine and gearbox were rebuilt by Dean Collinson, a true marque expert and was fully dialed in and tested. It sports new correct model Amal carbs, completely rebuilt mags/dynamos, a new wiring harness and rebuilt and refurbished cycle parts.
Tank and bodywork were restored and repainted in correct Triumph paint color, as supplied by Triumph paint guru, Don Hutchison.
The bike starts within a kick or two and runs superbly. In need of nothing the bike is ready for concours field or cross-country ramble, alike.