Triumph Speed Twin Project.
A Triumph 500cc rigid pre unit classic restoration project. The Triumph motorcycle with 1948 rigid back frame, large silver tank with rubber knee pads and a later 500cc Speed Twin engine, possibly 1956. Comes with buff log book but numbers not matching.
A great project for the biking enthusiast.
At the end of World War II demand for transportation was high and civilian production of motorcycles was high. 1946 was Triumph’s first post-war model year. The 5T Speed Twin was Triumph’s best seller prior to the war and was carried over after the war largely unchanged. Speed Twin sales were helping Triumph’s recovery and allowed it to bankroll its success over the next decade.