Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    W 5206
  • Lot number 
    107
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1960 Triumph 250cc 'Tigress' scooter
Registration no. 998 BAC
Frame no. 5574T
Engine no. W 5206

Announced in 1959, Triumph's entry into the scooter market was the fittingly- named 'Tigress'. Fitted with a Turner-designed, 250cc, four-stroke twin motor and a well-engineered and innovative chassis and suspension and going as well as it looked, it should have swept the market, but was initially subdued by Triumph's delivery problems. It was also available with a smaller engine as well as BSA-Sunbeam badging. 998 BAC is a well-preserved and original example with only around 13,000 miles recorded. Last registered in 1998, it has the usual paint flaking but turns over smoothly and should restore well as an example of a much sought-after, fast and powerful scooter.