1963 saw the introduction of the unit-construction engine at Triumph. Now, the crankshaft, transmission and primary-drive components were all combined in the same cases with a redesigned alloy cylinder head with increased fin area, and an extra stud was between the cylinder bores to provide better gasket sealing. This new engine was mounted in a completely redesigned frame with strengthened swingarm pivots and a single front downtube for better high-speed handling.
With major sales targets in the US, the appearance was sporty and improved paint standards with silver base coats, gave the livery some punch.
On offer here is a 1963 TR6SS, the SS model features a 2-1 exhaust. A matching-numbers example in its correct Flamboyant Regal Purple top color, just one aspect of an exacting nut-and-bolt restoration. Maintained in show-worthy condition as part of a private collection for the past decade, the bike was subject to a full re-commissioning and runs well. A rare sight as an SS model in a rare color, the bike is sure to be a fine addition to any collection.
Frame no. TR6SSDU3455
Engine no. TR6SSDU3455
Location: Ventura, California