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From the Basil Keys Collection
Triumph Sprinter
Engine no. T110027736

Basil Keys was a motorcycle enthusiast all his life and started sprinting a 350 Rudge in the early 1930s. He competed at many levels and was an accomplished rider. Having won the Clubman's TT Lightweight Class in 1947 on an AJS he capitalised on his success, setting up 'Keys Motorcycles' with his brother Herbert in Worthing and taking on an AJS franchise for the South Coast. The name 'Basil Keys' became synonymous with the Brighton Speed Trials and he probably remains the competitor with the highest number of consecutive appearances, starting way back in the early 1930s. Its centre-plug cylinder head is a particularly noteworthy feature of this incomplete Triumph T110-engined sprinter, which appears to have a Hagon frame. It is not known when the machine was built or last used. No reserve.