Auctioned off recently in New Zealand was this 1939 Trimph Tiger 100.
Enter the Speed Twin; designed by Ed Turner and released to the market in 1937, this small and very distinct gem twinkled in a world of despair, a world that would become more despairing in the years that followed. The smooth and powerful design was an instant success and marked the British industry’s fruitful obsession with the parallel twin configuration. A sports version of the Speed Twin was soon launched and baptised the Tiger 100, as shown here… the T100 was a true 100mph machine capable of giving the best of the competition something to worry about. Soon after T100’s successful launch the Triumph factory was destroyed by German bombers bringing the production of the T100 to an abrupt end until after the war. Fewer than 300 bronze head T100’s are believed to have been produced.
The bike fetched over $40,000 AUD. Nice!