No Reserve – 1970 Triumph Tiger Race Bike Project

SOLD FOR: $4,101

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on August 17, 2023

Winner: s*********3

Winning Bid: $3,833
Buyer Fee: $268
Total: $4,101

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Description

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

After Edward Turner’s Speed Twin design debuted in 1938, Triumph followed it up with another 500cc parallel twin in 1939: the Tiger 100. It was offered in a variety of trims over the course of its production life, including the A, the SS, the C the R, and eventually the Daytona. The C was the raciest of the lot, designed for off-road enduro competition.

1967 brought big changes to the Tiger, including a lighter and stronger frame, stiffer forks, and a skid plate.

For its powerplant, the T100C used a 490cc air-cooled four stroke overhead valve parallel twin that made 41hp. When coupled with a 4 speed transmission, it was good a claimed top speed of 105mph. Braking duties were handled by a pair of drums fore and aft, providing plenty of stopping power for the bike’s mere 371-pound heft.

Though the Tiger’s smaller displacement made it an appealing prospect to beginners, it was equally popular with racers because of its low weight, nimble handling, and responsive power delivery. Moreover, the AMA limited overhead valve motors to 500cc until 1969; put another way, the Tiger fit the bill perfectly.

Manufactured in December of 1969, this example is VIN: 827367. This is one of over thirty motorcycles that we have been auctioning off from the Alan Wilzig collection. Alan has had this on display for years and has not ridden it at all.

The odometer shows 252 miles. However, true mileage is unknown.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery, rebuild the carb, repair the wiring, install the oil system, and change the oil. Please Note: the factory oil tank mount has been cut from the frame. Our shop has temporarily affixed the tank for the purposes of proving the bike runs.

Tire Year Front/Rear: 3600/1200
Tire % Front/Rear: 90/90
Tire Press Front/Rear: 32/32
Brake % Front/ Rear:
Hydraulic:N/A
Oil: OK
Coolant: N/A
Low Beam: N/A
High Beam: N/A
Turn: N/A
Tail Light: N/A
Brake Light: N/A
Plate Light: N/A
Kill: OK
Horn: N/A
Battery: 12.3

Notes:
•POSITIVE EARTH!
• HIGHLY CUSTOMIZED
• NOT TEST RIDDEN
• CLUTCH PLATES STUCK
• RAN ON BENCH
• OIL TANK TEMPORARILY AFFIXED FOR RUNNING VIDEO, WILL NEED CUSTOM TANK FABRICATED.
• FACTORY OIL TANK MOUNT HAS BEEN CUT FROM FRAME.

Modifications:
Fairing and custom paint.

Aftermarket clip-ons.

Aftermarket seat and tail cowl.

Number plate.

Lighting delete.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Gold Seal tires that have aged out.

The bike is not currently set up with a keyed switch, however the original ignition is included along with a selection of spare and stock take-off parts.








Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:






Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Triumph is offered on a clean Oregon title. Have any Tiger T100C stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1970

Make

Triumph

Model

Tiger

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

827367

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 33

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: s*********3

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
s*********3 August 17, 2023 10:03 am PDT $3,833 Auto
a********k August 17, 2023 10:03 am PDT $3,733
s*********3 August 17, 2023 10:02 am PDT $3,633 Auto
a********k August 17, 2023 10:02 am PDT $3,533
s*********3 August 17, 2023 10:01 am PDT $3,433
e****r August 17, 2023 10:01 am PDT $3,333 Auto
e****r August 17, 2023 10:00 am PDT $3,300
s*********3 August 17, 2023 10:00 am PDT $3,200 Auto
s*********3 August 17, 2023 9:59 am PDT $2,877 Auto
e****r August 17, 2023 9:59 am PDT $2,777
s*********3 August 17, 2023 9:54 am PDT $2,600 Auto
a********k August 17, 2023 9:54 am PDT $2,500
s*********3 August 17, 2023 9:54 am PDT $2,400 Auto
a********k August 17, 2023 9:54 am PDT $2,300
s*********3 August 17, 2023 9:54 am PDT $2,200 Auto
a********k August 17, 2023 9:54 am PDT $2,100
s*********3 August 17, 2023 9:54 am PDT $2,000 Auto
a********k August 17, 2023 9:54 am PDT $1,900
s*********3 August 17, 2023 9:36 am PDT $1,800 Auto
a********k August 17, 2023 9:36 am PDT $1,700
s*********3 August 17, 2023 9:02 am PDT $1,600
r***********r August 17, 2023 9:02 am PDT $1,500 Auto
r***********r August 16, 2023 2:06 pm PDT $1,400
s*********3 August 16, 2023 2:06 pm PDT $1,300 Auto
s*********3 August 16, 2023 2:06 pm PDT $1,099 Auto
r***********r August 16, 2023 2:06 pm PDT $999
s*********3 August 16, 2023 10:18 am PDT $626
l*m August 16, 2023 10:18 am PDT $526 Auto
l*m August 16, 2023 9:54 am PDT $322
b******r August 15, 2023 11:50 am PDT $222
t*******2 August 15, 2023 11:50 am PDT $200 Auto
t*******2 August 12, 2023 4:28 pm PDT $101
r*****e August 12, 2023 10:13 am PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started August 10, 2023 8:26 am PDT
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