1940 Triumph 3HW
Price: £3 500 ≈ $4445 ≈ €4083
Item location: Keswick, UK
Seller notes: “Restored and ridden in Egypt before being dismantled and imported into UK. The bike has a UK registration and a dating certificate from the Triumph Owners club. The bike is currently part assembled and will need finishing.”
The Triumph 3HW is an ex-WW2 British Army bike (desert side stand but no tank air-filter box suggesting an early batch) which I found in a lock-up in Cairo. I had it restored to a reasonable standard in a pre war Triumph 3H colour scheme (maroon and chrome) and rode it regularly around our area. It is quite nippy for an old 350 and from memory was faster than a 1953 BSA B31 I had.
I exported it to the UK when I returned home and registered it here, so it has a V5C. The bike had to be dismantled for it to be exported, and it is currently partly re-assembled. I have included photos of how it was found, post restoration and a video of it being started and ridden. I will add photos tomorrow of its current condition.
Sadly I urgently need money for my business hence this reluctant sale, I would love to keep this bike if I could.
All tin-ware is strong and solid, no rust in Egypt although our climate is making it look more home-grown now. All items are correct and present but there is no original speedo drive / speedometer or front brake rod (wire cable instead). I have sourced a modern speedo that uses sat-nav to indicate the speed. I do also have a gasket kit and manuals for the bike.
Payment to be by bank transfer within 3 days of the agreed sale or cash in-hand in a similar time-frame.