Let’s face it: as much as we polish and coddle our old bikes, there was a time (not too long ago if we’re speaking geologically) that they were thrashed pretty hard. Don’t get me wrong, Triumphs could run with the best of ’em and take their fair share of abuse, but they all had a breaking point. At some point, this bike must have suffered at the hands of its previous owner and decided that enough was enough. A thrown rod usually means the end of the line, but luckily this bike found its way to a sympathetic mechanic who replaced the ventilated crankcase with a NOS unstamped LH side and rebuilt her. A resto was eventually granted, the bike was given a new wiring harness, new tires, new Amal Premier Concentric carbs, an electronic ignition, and a solid-state regulator/rectifier.
Certainly one of the prettiest bikes ever made in its original Hi-Fi Scarlet paint job, this is the last year of stainless steel fenders, which (in my mind) belie the original sportiness of the this twin-carbed muscle bike.
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