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1962 Triumph Tina Scooter SOLD by Auction

1962 Triumph Tina Scooter SOLD by Auction
1962 Triumph Tina Scooter SOLD by Auction (picture 1 of 3)
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For sale by auction on Saturday 1st June 2013 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey.

Registration 329WKX
Chassis Number L8832
Engine Number N/a
Odometer reading 19,055 miles
Estimate 900 - 1,200

In 1962, despite internal opposition from those who felt it would dilute the macho image of the brand, Triumph introduced a new scooter, designed by Edward Turner, to tap into a strong demand that had been identified by market research for a simple and easy-to-ride 'shopping basket' vehicle. The Triumph Tina with its single cylinder, two-stroke, 100cc engine used a continuously variable transmission (CVT) system with a centrifugal clutch; the system had been patented by Turner and Triumph in May 1959. The engine was mounted on the swing arm. An extensive marketing campaign was carried out fronted by a pop star of the era, Cliff Richard. The Tina was marketed to women and advertising focused on the ease of its operation. This Triumph Tina is completely original and has never been restored; the last time this scooter was used was thirty six years ago in 1977. We have been informed by the vendor that the engine kicks over and is a straight forward restoration project.
Advert Type: For Sale by Auction
Category: Motorcycles
Make: Triumph
Model (alt): Tina Scooter
Year: 1962
Country: UK
Region: London
Telephone: 0800 988 3838
Status: Trade
E-mail: Contact Advertiser via Email
Listing Date: 16-May-2013
Ref: C389201