Records for pre War Triumph motorcycles were destroyed during the fire bombing of Coventry in 1940 making it impossible to trace these valuable bikes. However DLVA records show that this bike was registered in Birmingham to Mr Donald Cooke on the 21st Oct. 1938 they also show that this bike is just three owners from new.
A remarkable surviver this bike remains an authentic example that has retained it’s original Birmingham registration number. In good running order and in a beautifully original looking condition, this bike is almost too nice to restore in this ‘preserved’ state. It is supplied with three old log books plus the current V5C and three old tax discs the earliest from 1955.
The design of Edward Turner’s 500cc ‘twin’ cylinder engine was a milestone in an era when most British bikes were single cylinder and its significance should not be understated. The stying was also sublime, the fuel tank mounted instruments and clean lines of the Speed Twin made it a style icon, good examples are not only hard to find but are much prized and sort after by discerning collectors.