- South Lake Tahoe, CA
- 2 years
Vintage barn find project, 1966 triumph tiger 500 this triumph tiger motorcycle rolls well and likely needs very little restoration to be road ready. It was found in a garage along with other motorcycles at an estate. It was be sold with a bill of sale, in lieu of a title. We were informed that the bike started as recently as a year ago but has been unused since 2017. The bike will need to be restored and appears menacing and ready to rekindle the 1960s fun as a café bike or scrambler type. By the way, relisted because user: fhfyw030jp said he mistakenly hit the bid button. So, i mistakenly added him to the deadbeat hall of fame. Pick up only in south lake tahoe. That money will be used to pay back paypal, ebay, and the rest and for my time explaining why the item didn't sell last time, what happened, answering dozens of emails and messages from people who dont read this ad.. In the rare situation, where i am going to the san francisco/oakland/sacramento bay area,i could bring but it would be an arrangement made before purchasing. In the rarer situation when i go to the santa barbara area, i could bring this, but it would be an arrangement made before purchasing. Again, this is not my preferred arrangement and local pickup is greatly appreciated. Triumph t100years produced: 1959-1974claimed power: 41hp @ 7,200rpm (1968 t100r)top speed: 105mph (1968 t100r)engine type: 490cc air-cooled ohv parallel twintransmission: 4-speedweight: 371lb (wet)mpg: 45-60 (est.)price then/now: $1,199 (1968)/$4,000-$10,000the unit 5ta triumph speed twin of 1959 arrived with the same 65. 5mm stroke as the 350 but with a 69mm bore for 490cc. The sportier triumph tiger 100a (t100s from 1961) version arrived the following year. S., the triumph t100 was available in two forms: the t100s/r streetbike and the t100s/c, which was more focused toward off-road use. The c model was intended to celebrate triumph’s success in enduro racing, especially its wins at the famous jack pine event, but at first it was little more than a t100s/r with knobby tires — although it did acquire a high-pipe siamesed exhaust around 1964. Though the triumph 650 bonneville was triumph’s best seller in the 1960s, the 500cc t100 and its variants were far more important in motorcycle racing competition. Until 1969, bikes with overhead valves were restricted to 500cc in ama-endorsed competition events, including the prestigious daytona 200 mile race, which between 1955 and 1965 had pretty much become a harley benefit race. But triumph engineer doug hele’s dogged development work on the t100’s performance and handling earned back-to-back wins at daytona in 1966 and 1967 with buddy elmore and gary nixon riding.
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