1959 Triumph Tiger 110


  •  U.K. home market supplied bike 
  •  Stunning restored condition
  •  Around £3,000 worth of invoices
  •  Original registration and matching numbers
  •  Extremely low mileage


Developed from the Triumph Thunderbird, the 650 cc T110 was the fastest production bike in 1954. With impeccable road manners, a smooth parallel-twin, precise gear change and returning 60 mpg, it is easy to see why this range-topping model was so popular. 

Eventually superseded by the Bonneville T120 in 1962, this Coventry built motorcycle was a great success both sides of the Atlantic and is still a very desirable performance bike in Triumph circles.

Restored in 2017 by respected specialist Peter Palmer, this highly original-looking and detailed 1959 model is the one to have. The black and Ivory period colour combination is just gorgeous and with a mere 300 miles or so under it’s belt since completion, mechanically, this Triumph is a dream to ride.

In the owner’s words, this Tiger 110 is “one of the nicest bikes I have ever ridden”.


  •  First registered in the U.K. on the 18th March 1959
  •  Original ‘buff’ log book
  •  Up to date V5 is present
  •  A selection of older MOT’s 
  •  A couple of tax discs
  •  Handwritten list of work done from 2010-2014
  •  Invoices from various specialist suppliers from 2010
  •  10 parts invoices during 2017 from Tri-Supply Ltd, Devon
  •  Last ‘Pass’ MOT in 2012 at 4,144 miles (exempt)
  •  Taxed until 1st March 2024 (exempt)

The ‘buff’ log book reveals that this wonderful looking T110 resided in the Sheffield and Merseyside areas during the 1960’s and ’70’s, and latterly, in Oxfordshire.

The current owner and long-term Triumph enthusiast acquired it in February of this year and recently engaged his motorcycle mechanic to service and tune it. With other bikes to attend to, this beauty is now ready for the next custodian to enjoy.   


  •  Beautifully restored condition
  •  Perfect looking single down-tube frame
  •  Iconic fuel tank with some minor paint scuffs
  •  Good handlebars, rubber grips and levers
  •  Bright chrome work and alloy parts
  •  Fantastic Smiths speedometer/tachometer combination
  •  Decent Lucas ammeter
  •  Undamaged Lucas headlight and Britax rear light
  •  Excellent dual saddle
  •  Superb hand-painted number plates
  •  Shinning chrome wheels and exhausts
  •  Avon Speedmaster MkII tyres with plenty of tread


  •  Original 649 cc parallel twin OHV four-stroke
  •  Around 40 bhp @ 6,500 rpm and a compression of 8.5:1
  •  Engine rebuild invoice in May 2010 and again during restoration in 2017
  •  4-speed gearbox
  •  Amal Monobloc carburettor
  •  6-volt electrics
  •  Rebuilt dynamo in 2014
  •  Kick-start
  •  Telescopic folks / swing-arm rear suspension
  •  Standard looking 8” front drum brake / 7” rear
  •  New downpipes in 2023
  •  All fully functional and professionally tuned
The owner confirms that this Tiger has been recently tuned and runs beautifully with good oil pressure.


One of Britain’s ‘go-to’ performance bikes, the well-balanced, practical and economical Triumph Tiger 110 is still a great classic choice today.

This exceptionally well restored example not only looks the part but should be a pleasure to ride for many miles to come. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1959
  • Make Triumph
  • Model Tiger 110
  • Colour White/black
  • Odometer 4,570 Miles
  • Engine size 649
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Southampton
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
7 bids from 6 bidders
  • barry-p•••• £5,500 05/06/23
  • PER58 £3,800 05/06/23
  • kimocoe•••• £3,700 03/06/23
  • john-co•••• £2,500 03/06/23
  • PER58 £1,900 03/06/23
  • alyssa-•••• £1,800 02/06/23
  • clk2301•••• £1,600 26/05/23

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