Rare 1927 works Triumph Isle of Man TT bike goes under the hammer

An Isle of Man TT bike ran by the works Triumph team to star at Silverstone Auctions London Motorcycle Show sale


A rare 1927 works Triumph that once raced at the Isle of Man TT is going under the hammer in a couple of months’ time, as the bike will be the star of the show at the Silverstone Auctions London Motorcycle Show Sale.

The bike is in proper timewarp condition, complete with battle scars and oil stains that almost document the story of its racing life. The 489cc single-cylinder machine is thought to have been ridden by racer Wilmot Evans at the 1927 TT races, with photos from the time showing him riding a machine with the same design of fuel tank.

The bike is being touted as a genuine works racing model, and as such is not and never has been road registered. Since retiring from racing some time ago, the machine was apparently stored in the then owner’s attic for some time, with the condition you see in the images being close to how it was found.

The overhead-valve engine features two oversize valves, high compression pistons, Lucas racing magneto and a total loss oil system with an under-seat oil tank that features an auxiliary hand pump. The bike even has a spare spark plug and spanner attached to the frame for repairs on the course!

With a guide price of £35,000 to £40,000, the bike marks a significant chance to own a genuine piece of Triumph racing history, although for a not insignificant cost!

For more information or to find out how to bid, head to: www.silverstoneauctions.com

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