1948 Triumph Tiger T100
Edward Turner was one of those men who changed the world. Well, their name is invoked when a world changing event happens. The event is the parallel twin engine, and the Speed Twin followed closely by the likes of this 1948 Triumph Tiger T100 are what delivered the engine to the world.
From the seller
A super rare 48 Triumph from the Sullivan collection. This T100 was restored for Bobby by Garry Chitwood. Black paint was done by Dave Perewitz. Garry sprayed the tank and fenders. This is a very high quality restoration. Again as with all of Bobbys Triumphs no expense was spared. This is a must have Triumph !!! It has never been started but all electrical is working and is readty to be fired if you so choose. Also check out or book listings. I added a photo of some of Bobbys collection. See somthing you like let me know.
Guaranteed to reach 100mph, the Triumph Tiger 100 was a true ride-to-work, race ready performer capable of giving the best of the competition a run for its money — and ridden by more than a handful of policemen. Our 1948 example was the first year for one very significant and fairly radical option, the introduction of the sprung hub, which offered a couple of inches of rear suspension movement.
An exceptional example of Edward Turner’s game changing masterpiece.
The Triumph T100 was first offered in 1939, but because of a little dispute on the European Continent the 1946 model year was the big return of the 500cc twin. With its new telescopic front end, the hold over rigid rear needed addressing, and Turner decided springs within the hub was the answer. Well the answer for right now. This 1948 Triumph T100 has this unique solution, and when you bring this slightly dusty collectors piece home, you can gas it up and test out those springs. BB