Post Sale Update: This Super III sold for a lowered BIN of $3,000.
2-27-18 Update: Over a year later, this Super III has been relisted. The seller has apparently just copied my listing description from last time, updated the VIN to include a missing number (SMT372DD0TJ035851), installed a new battery, and increased the BIN to $3,500. This time around he is offering it to bidders as well – find it with bidding up to $1,075 and the reserve not yet met
Post Listing Update: The price was lowered to $3,000, but that still wasn’t enough to get any interest.
Famed engine house Cosworth has occasionally dabbled in the British motorcycling industry – one of their most interesting efforts was with the Norton P86 Challenge (well-detailed here on Odd Bike). In the early 90s, Cosworth also helped Triumph in the quest to build a faster version of the Daytona 900 – just 805 examples of the “Super III” were sold.
Cosworth’s primary contribution was a new method of pressure sandcasting for the engine cases. Thanks to hotter cams and higher compression, the motor produced about 115 horsepower. Combined with Alcon 6 piston front brakes and a sprinkling of carbon fiber, this was a special Triumph.
This example (VIN: SMT37DD0TJ035851) has 30,753 miles and is claimed to be in good shape. There’s a few aftermarket parts, including a Sebring 4 into 1 full exhaust and K&N pod filters. The original airbox is included but the original exhaust is not. The bike was recently serviced and got new hoses, rebuilt carbs, a valve adjustment, and new Michelin Pilot 3 tires. Flaws include a broken rear turn signal stalk and the seller thinks one of the side panels may have been repainted. An additional $1,000 will get you a new Penske rear shock.
Find this Super III for sale in Palmetto, Florida with a BIN of $3,500
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