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Classifieds Find: 1956 Triumph Tiger

Since launching the BF Classifieds, stopping in to see if anything new has been posted has become part of my daily routine! I love seeing what you guys have up for grabs, there are lots of great finds in there right now! The other day I spotted a find that just have to feature. It’s this sweet Triumph T100 Tiger that reader Mcl23aren posted. It needs some work, but these things are so cool and this one would be a fun project to take on. He’s offering it on eBay without a reserve and it’s currently only bid up to $3k! Be sure to take a look at the listing here.


  1. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Love it! My first bike was a pre-unit Triumph

  2. geomechs geomechs Member

    Nice bike! It isn’t a Speed Twin but it will do just fine. The front fender is obviously bobbed but I’m sure that you could find a replacement somewhere. This needs to be restored and enjoyed. I could sure have a lot of fun riding this around….

    • Andy

      A Tiger is faster than a Speed Twin, so I think I’d rather have the Tiger. Unless of course you’re talking about a pear prewar Speed Twin; but by the time Triumphs got rear suspension, the Tiger had been the 500 to have for a while already.

  3. Joe Haska

    I lust after one of these. When I was in Jr. High School, 14-16 years old, Colorado passed a law that allowed 14 to 16 year olds to ride scooters on the street. The tiger Cub meet the requirements, they cost about $600.00, only the rich kids had them. I didn’t have anything, I had to beg friends to let me ride theirs. Once I got to ride a Tiger cub a block down the alley, I was pretty sure I had died and gone to heaven. I think if I could get one today, it would be the same experience.

  4. Joe Haska

    P.S. I realize this is not a Tiger Cub, Its a twin, but they are similar.

  5. Howard A Member

    Sadly, this is about all I could spend on a “Limey”, and look what I’d get. Not saying this is that far out of line today, the time to collect British bikes, or any vintage bike, for that matter, was 20 years ago, when nobody wanted them. Today, the ones that did remain are being dragged out of the barn ( after dad passed) and shazam, instant profit. Guess that’s ok. With modern gaskets and sealants, they can be made not to leak ( as much), but I’ll bet will cost you plenty. Somebody kind of butchered this bike, ( or the front fender) as this is what it could look like again. Pretty sharp.×570.jpg

    • Andy

      You can get a rider from the ’70s for $4-5000 (sometimes less), and it’ll be a lot more practical than this Tiger, though not as pretty.

  6. healeydays

    It looks like one of those parked behind the shed specials that is going to need some serious loving to bring back, but could make for a nice small project for someone.

  7. Mark S

    This would take far less money to restore than a car, and pretty easy to do. Howard’s right about these British bikes being leakers. As the saying goes if they aren’t leaking they’re not running. There’s an army surplus store where I live that has a single cylinder wwii surplus triumph still in the crate that is on display in the store and a second one that is out of the crate and also on display neither one has ever been run, and of course they’re not for sale.

  8. Andy

    There’s hardly a brand that’s easier to get parts for than Triumph, and a pre-unit at $3k will go for a lot after restoration–or be a pretty satisfying weekend ride, with or without fresh paint.

  9. chad

    gimmie a Trident!

  10. Andy

    Looks like the original finish is fake
    to me

  11. John

    How big of a container of armorall did they dip it in

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