Triumph Motorcycles Model P

Summary

  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    86289
  • Lot number 
    206
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

Property of a deceased's estate
c.1923 Triumph 494cc Model P Project
Frame no. 324942
Engine no. 86289

A landmark machine in the development of the motorcycle in Britain, Triumph's Model P debuted at the 1924 Motor Cycle Show. A no-frills, sidevalve-engined model, the newcomer was priced at £42 17s 6d, at which level it undercut every other 500cc machine then on sale in the UK. The first batch manufactured was not without its faults, but once these had been sorted the Model P was a runaway success. Output from Triumph's Priory Street works was soon running at an astonishing 1,000 machines per week, and the Model P's arrival undoubtedly hastened the demise of many a minor manufacturer. Production continued until the decade's end, by which time the Model P had spawned a number of derivatives – models N, Q and QA - and lost penny-pinching features such as its guide-less valves and bicycle-type front brake.

This partially dismantled and incomplete Triumph Model P is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. It should be noted that the engine is not original to the frame. There are no documents with this Lot.