Needs Some Work – 1935 Triumph Model 3

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After a “nut and bolt” restoration in 2012, this bike has been sitting – the seller uses my favorite phrase, “ran great when parked” and notes that it will now need the “usual recommissioning and put oil, gas, battery, test the brakes, adjust the primary, adjust the clutch, etc.” But in this case, it should be worth it!

The Model 3 featured a 350cc single cylinder engine. It was part of Val Page’s work soon after he joined Triumph in 1932 as their Chief Designer. He created a new lineup for the British firm in 1934, with 250cc, 350cc, and 500cc four-stroke engines – they were unimaginatively named the Model 2, Model 3, and Model 5 (and would eventually become known as the Tiger 70, Tiger 80, and Tiger 90). In a period advertisement, Triumph called this “a model ideally suited for all-round touring conditions.”

The seller of this example (VIN: SL2629) is letting it go to make room for a ’56 Triumph TRW. He states that the restoration included rebuilds of the engine, magneto, and dynamo, as well as new paint on the tank and a powdercoated frame.

Find this Model 3 for sale in Minneapolis, Minnesota with bidding up to $9,000 and the reserve already met here on eBay.