Archive for February 12th, 2015

February 12, 2015

#TBT minus 80 years

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Back in 1935 you could pick up this moto for 77 quid. About five grand in today’s money. However this tractor of a bike was a commercial failure. Being expensive, non interchangeable with other Triumphs, heavyweight sidecar hack, and competition from the Austin Seven and Morris Eight motor cars. Only a few hundred were made. Though being Triumph first parallel twin it is overshadowed by Ed Turners superior Speed Twin a couple of years later; itself the precursor to half a century of models.