Thursday, February 23, 2012

1956 Triumph Tiger T110

I caught this Tiger on eBay yesterday. The price is pretty high, I'm curious to see if it sells.

It's story is pretty cool:

Purchased new by Mr. Mike Clairmont at the age of 37 in 1956 from Campbell & Cameron Ltd. (now Moto Montreal Cycle) in Montreal. After 44 years of careful ownership Mr. Clairmont returned his Tiger 110 to the selling dealer and commissioned a top-end engine rebuild. Upon completion, Mike enjoyed the bike for what was to be his last summer of riding. The following year Mr. Clairmont entered hospital and passed away at the age of 82. Having no immediate surviving family Mike left his motorcycle to his nephew, also named Mike Clairmont, who shipped the Triumph to his home in Florida and stored it in his garage until selling it in 2009.

In incredible original and complete condition, and still registered to its original Quebec registration, the Triumph then underwent a meticulous complete restoration culminating in the Best in Class award at the prestigious 11th annual Riding Into History motorcycle show the following year.

It almost sounds like it's a shame it got restored. It is pretty though.

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