27th Mar, 2024 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
  Lot 282
 

1940 Triumph 3HW
Well presented

Sold for £6,670

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: 173 YUK
Frame No: TL1942
Engine No: 3HW44749
CC: 350
MOT: Exempt

  • A striking Triumph 3HW in British Army trim
  • Restored to a good standard with many extras
  • used on local events since its completion
  • Comes complete with army uniform
  • Current V5C on file

The Triumph Company's military offering, the 3HW model, emerged in the aftermath of the devastating Luftwaffe raid that laid waste to the Coventry Factory on November 14, 1940. In a remarkable recovery effort, production resumed at an old foundry works in Warwick, which commenced the manufacturing of motorcycles in June 1941. Tailored explicitly for military use, the 3HW drew its lineage from the pre-war 3H model. Noteworthy changes included a rocker box integrated with the head, a departure from the pre-war machines that featured separate rocker boxes. Approximately 40,000 units of the 3HW were manufactured to support wartime endeavours. These motorcycles played a vital role in various campaigns, with notable deployments in North Africa, India, and Greece. Impressively versatile, the 3HW became an integral asset to the Greek Army, remaining in service until 1952, underscoring its enduring reliability and strategic significance in military operations.

This Triumph 3HW has been restored to a good standard to full army specification. Great attention to detail has been applied by the restorer of this machine. It has been in short-term storage in the house and was running very well before then. The current vendor obtained an appropriate British Army uniform that accompanies, as seen in the pictures. It comes complete with a dating letter from the late Mike Worthington Williams, a current V5C and receipts for parts.

For more information, please contact:
Mike Davis
mike.davis@handh.co.uk
07718 584217

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 27th Mar, 2024

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