1959 Triumph T100 style 500cc, excellent runner with V5C
Price: £3 250 ≈ $4127 ≈ €3791
Item location: Burton-on-trent, UK
Seller notes: “Nicely presented, used example, practical classic.”
|Model:||Tiger 100 rep|
1959 Triumph T100 style 500cc Here is a super little Triumph unit 500cc special built in the style of the popular Tiger 100 model. The bike starts easily on Boyer 12Volt electronic ignition and sounds superb. It runs beautifully, no smoke no strange noises. It rides really well and it goes really well. The Suzuki front end seems to add to stability, handling is great. Brakes are good and everything works well. Good gears and clutch, Speedo working well. Electrics are all good 12volt, charging well and compensating the lights properly. (Regulated by our old friend the good old Zener diode!) Indicators are working well too. This has got the makings of a great little everyday run-about. Something you can enjoy without worrying too much about how precious it is! That said it is quite well presented and a bit of tidying & polishing here and there could make this little Triumph into a real eye-catcher! It comes with up to date V5C registration document. Registration number is 639 XVU . Date of registration is 05.01.1959. Frame number H8410 is believed to be 3TA, Engine number 5TA H6937 is speed twin . Both these numbers match the V5C doc. The bike is registered as an Historic Vehicle therefore road tax is free and it is MOT exempt. Cosmetically the bike is pretty good / average. There is some tidying to do, for example the headlamp shell could do with either replacing or repainting. The enamel on the frame is decent but quite old looking and a bit thin on close inspection. Tank has excellent paint-job and looks OK inside not been “pet-sealed”! Other sundries are good - average condition. Front rim is excellent (Japanese TAKASAGO) dull but not rusty spokes. Quite old looking front tyre is Continental and is worn near to limit. Rear rim is an excellent 17” TRADE DUNLOP chrome item with dull blackened original spokes. Rear tyres is a hardly used Avon Supreme. Excellent side & centre stands fitted. No broken fins on engine and appears nice and oil tight. Seat is in excellent condition. Exhaust down pipes are really good but the silencers do have some minor flecks in the chrome. All in all this is a practical little classic Triumph. Not really one for the purists but a tidy good runner to either use and enjoy as it is or to improve / personalise or even fully restore to a higher standard. Don't miss this very lively, easy to start ride and manoeuvre classic Triumph.