1968 Triumph T100C "Competition Scrambler" 500cc Enduro - Street Legal

1968 Triumph T100C

Price: US $10,800.00
Item location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Make: Triumph
Model: T100C
Year: 1968
Mileage: 27
Color: AquaMarine over Silver Mist
Engine size: 500
Vehicle Title: Clear
Description

1968 Triumph T100CCompetition Scrambler
History of the T100 models:
The 500cc T100 engine design was the cornerstone of Triumph's model line-up during the late '50s and through the late '60s, nd was certainly their most successful racing engine. This was partly due to an AMA rule that limited overhead valve engines to 500cc displacement for all AMA sanctioned competition events - including the Daytona 200. Triumph engineers worked long and hard over the years on the development of the T100 engine, nd it culminated in victories at the Daytona 200 in 1966 and 1967 with Buddy Elmore and Gary Nixon at the controls.
Off-road, he heavier and more powerful 650cc Triumph twin was a popular choice in the wide-open spaces of the West - especially the California and Nevada desert. However, n the Mid-West and East the lighter, ore nimble 500cc twin was the best race bike. In fact, ill Baird won 7 consecutive National Enduro Championships (1962-1968) on a Triumph 500. His last championship was in 1968. By that year, riumph's T100C engine was producing 38hp and abundant reliable torque. The twin-carb street model produced slightly more at 41hp - due to the extra carburetor that was fitted.
About this bike:
Built for the Vegas auctions in January, his bike was finished early and is available for a limited time now.
I chose to restore the 1968 T100C production bike as a tribute to Bill Baird and the 7 National Enduro Championships that he and Triumph won - the last being in 1968. After that year, he purpose-built 2-stroke bikes began to dominate on off-road racing. So this bike truly marks the end of one era and the beginning of a new one.
This bike is fully restored. The bike was a one-year long project during which time the core bike was found, he correct parts were acquired and everything was restored to near original condition. The engine and chassis were fully disassembled and the bike was rebuilt using the best of NOS, riginal OEM, nd high quality reproduction parts as available. Particular attention was paid to the fit and finish of all parts. That said, lease know this is not a perfect bike. Not every imperfection was sanded, ainted or polished completely out of the finish of the bike. The small imperfections that remain are a nod toward the racing history and heritage that makes these bikes special. Overall, he approach to the restoration was to properly under-restore, s opposed to over-restore the bike. If this approach does not reflect your vision of what it should be, lease do not purchase the motorcycle. For those that like my approach, uy confidently, s the bike is built to a high standard.
A modern Boyer Brandon electronic ignition replaces the original points ignition. It was the one change from a completely original bike. The new ignition may be an issue for the uber-purist, ut the can be easily changed back. For most of us, he electronic ignition is nice to have.
I have been doing motorcycle restorations for quite a long time now. For other examples of my work, lease visit vintagemotofactory dot com. There are plenty of bikes to see on this page. If this particular Triumph is not right for you, ee the other offerings that are available. Or, isit us on Facebook at Vintage Moto Factory.
Special Notes:
This is a numbers matching T100C.
The bike has a clear CA title.
Restoration Summary:
Engine fully rebuilt - 27 miles.Frame and chassis - mechanically and cosmetically restored.Cadmium plated hardware.Tank and body paint by Don Harrell and Airtrix.
Shipping:
I have several good shipping connections. One shipper I use - Haul Bikes - is currently offering a special rate to anywhere in the lower 48 States for $400. You are also welcome to make arrangements with your own choice of shipper, nd I will be happy to meet them for pick-up.
International Buyers:
I welcome international buyers. The bike can be stored for up to one month, hile you arrange for shipping, ut the bike must be paid for in full. After 30 days, torage charges of $10/day will be added to what you owe. Thank you for understanding.
Payment:
A non-refundable Pay-Pal deposit of $500 is due upon sale. Paypal is for deposit only. Balance due in 7 days.
Questions:
Call Bill (805) 708-1129

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