Triumph resumed their post War production of the Speed Twin in 1947 following the destruction of the Coventry factory in the Blitz. In an effort to rebuild the company a huge export drive resulted in most of the production going to the USA, this probably saved Triumph and was the basis of the success in both the domestic and export sales well into the 1960’s. These early built examples now featured telescopic front forks until a swing arm model was available in 1955, there was also the option of a sprung hub as well as the pre War designed rigid frame.
This rigid frame example declared manufactured in 1947 was the subject of a ‘home’ restoration by the former owner in 2011/2012. There is a small history file of bills and receipts however we understand that the rebuild was more extensive than is supported in this file. Fitted with a later style fuel tank and speedo it is none the less an increasingly rare model, it’s overall cosmetic condition is good but could be improved, mechanically the bike is very good. The engine starts easily with no smoke and the bike rides well. A ride or restore example of an iconic and very collectable Triumph motorcycle.