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1962 Triumph T20 SS 200cc Competition Tiger Cub Hillclimber

1962 Triumph Tiger

Price: US $3,050.00
Item location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
Make: Triumph
Model: Tiger
Year: 1962
Vehicle Title: Clear

1962 Triumph T20 SS 200cc Competition Tiger Cub Hill Climber"I was told. when I heard a Triumph scream like nothing I had ever heard before. that would be Dave Hardin. " - Excerpt from Dale Richardson. letter included in memorabilia. Up for auction is a rare opportunity to own a genuine historic competition motorcycle. This machine was built. ridden. and previously owned by National Champion Dave Hardin.  

Hardin is respected as one of the best Triumph motorcycle race engine builders of the era. In the 1950s and 60s. he owned Empire Motorcycles in Spokane. WA. . a Triumph dealer. Dave Hardin and his bikes are legendary in the Pacific Northwest. and around the country.  

He built serious competition bikes for hill climbing. quarter mile flat track and cross country racing. This T20 seems to be set up for hill climb. but it could also be set up for other types of competition. This is a motorcycle that Dave raced and put into storage over 50 years ago. This competition motorcycle has not been changed or modified from the way it was left by Dave.  

The Tiger Cub has a rare oil cooler. alloy front rim. removable swing arm extension and countless other modifications. It has not been run since the 1960's but the engine and transmission move freely and smoothly. It has a highly tuned race engine with tremendous compression. I do not know the specifics of the engine internals. as Hardin has taken his tuning secrets with him to the grave. however. Dale Richardson told me personally that Dave used to fit Ducati cranks to his Cubs. He found out when Dave blew past his 500cc Triumph on a 200cc Cub! I can not gaurantee this bike has that modification. however. there is a good chance that is the case. Gasoline was drained from the tank prior to storage decades ago. The tank interior is very clean for its age and seems to only need a light cleaning to be put back to use. As this bike was ordered by Hardin from Triumph for his specifications. it has never been titled or registered. It was purely a competition machine. Mileage is unknown but is assumed to be low based upon the condition of the bike.

This bike was never titled because it was a race bike built specifically for Dave Hardin. Competition motorcycles of this era were not registered or titled. This motorcycle is not equipped for street use. There are no lights.

Frame #: F4421A T84956Engine #: T205584956

I have about 50 photos of the motorcycle on Photobucket. which I think will show the condition better than I can describe it. but I'm having trouble embedding the link into this posting. You may be able to find the photos by searching for "Photobucket" and "Jojo59cafe". Or email me and I will send you the link.  

This auction includes memorabilia - A copy of a poster made by Triumph motorcycles celebrating 1st & 2nd place wins on Hardin's machines; a photo of Dave Hardin and Dale Richardson with one of his Triumphs; a letter written by Dale Richardson. Dave's friend and National Champ Triumph racer; a 1966 news article about one of Hardin's many victories; a photo given to us by AMA National Champion Joe Kopp. of his father Bob Kopp. competing on one of Hardin's Triumphs; and additional information about him. This bike is an amazing piece of history and I regret having to part with it. I hope whoever ends up with this appreciates it as much as I do. PAYMENT & SHIPPINGI require proof of payment within 48 hours of auction end. I will accept a cashier's check. money order. or Paypal. Buyer is responsible for shipping. I will assist you in any way that I can; buyer is responsible for all shipping arrangements.  I reserve the right to end this auction early. provided that it does not have any bids. if it is sold locally.  

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