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Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1911
Owned by D. Scott in 1984
Model
Chassis No.
Engine No. 12092
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1914
Owned by D. Campbell till around 1988.
Model 225cc
Chassis No. 260567
Engine No. 5828
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 



Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1920
Found in Livinsgstone, Zambia inpieces & minus engine and gearbox. An engine & gearbox were later found in Malawi. Restored over two years by Dennis Campbell. Later acquired by Paul Walker of Bulawayo around 1989.
Model Junior
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with silver & green tank
           
Registration Numbers 159-042-W/ZIM
References
 
Triumph Junior



Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1923
Owned by Jim Williamson in 1969. Believed to have been acquired by Jim and restored whilst living in Zambia. Later taken to Johannesburg where it may still be owned by Jim.
Model Model H
Chassis No. 324471
Engine No. 633
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers N-4/SRH
References
 
 



Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1925
Owned by Douglas Whisken in 1977.
Model
Chassis No. 905136
Engine No. 205239-00P
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with green tank
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1926
Ex Rhodesia, later acquired by Brian Harris then Eric McQuillian (around 1990) in South Africa. The motorbike is still in South Africa and regularly attends the Durban-Johannesburg Run.
Model SD
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers RSG-1/SRH
References Eric McQuillian
 
1926 SD

 

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1927
Owned by EugeneWynguard in 1964. Owned by Ivan Glasby in 1969, later sold to a Mr. Gloss in Fort Victoria.
Model Model N
Chassis No. 1005061
Engine No. 228775
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers G-373-C/SRH
References
 
Triumph

  

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1927
Bought by a Mr. Berry during WWII, given to his son Doug around 1950, still owned by Doug in 1985.
Model Model N
Chassis No. 1008485
Engine No. 253700TMT
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with grey / green tank
           
Registration Numbers B-1473-C/SRH, 300-655-W/RHO
References
 
Triumph model N

  

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1937
Pulled out of a farm scrapyard in Chiredzi, consisting of a frame with forks, wheels, mudguards, crankcase and gearbox. Built up over 8 years with parts sourced in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the UK by Ian Hesketh. Later sold on to someone else. Still in Harare in 2017 with Bob Rose. For sale in 2017.
Model Tiger 80 350cc
Chassis No. TLX150
Engine No. 7-T80-3267
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with silver sheen tank, with chrome and blue lining
           
Registration Numbers S-1220-C/SRH, SC-1220/ZIM
References Bob Rose
 
Triumph TigerTriumphTiger
                      80Tiger 80

 

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1938
Remains bought from a farm in Umvukwes, rebuilt with various parts by Peter Gregory around 1984. Taken out of Zimbabwe by Peter but not known where.
Model Speed twin
Chassis No. TF 18764
Engine No. 48-5T-94610
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with red tank
           
Registration Numbers S-758-C/SRH
References
 
Triumph Speed Twin

 

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1946
Acquired from the original owner by Ian Hesketh, bike was tatty but complete and running. Restored around 1985, later sold to someone else. 
Model 3T
Chassis No.
Engine No. 46-3T-72599
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black with chrome tank
           
Registration Numbers S-51-C/SRH, 194-929-D/RHO
References
 
Triumph
                      3TTriumph 3T

 

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1949
Rebuilt over an 18 year period by Ian Hesketh of Harare. Sold in 2010. Owned by Col. Jeff Sims in 2011.
Model TR5 Trophy
Chassis No. TC-11604-T
Engine No. TR5-9106332
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black and silver
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
Triumph TR5 trophy MC
                      1949

 

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year
Believed to be a 1950s Triumph TR5 498cc.
Model TR5 Trophy
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers B-994-C/SRH
References Photo: Viv Westbury
 
Triumph

 


Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1957
Remains acquired in Tete in 1977, originally used as transport by the Chief of Police in Tete. Bike fixed to but then caught fire and burnt out. Rebuilt by around 1983 by Peter Gregory with parts from Zimbabwe, UK and South Africa. Taken out of Zimbabwe by Peter but not known where.
Model Thunderbird
Chassis No. 0128/021
Engine No. 6T-30787
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers 101-963-D/RHO
References
 
Triumph T110

 

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1957
Built up from parts by Peter Gregory who owned it in 1987. Taken out of Zimbabwe by Peter but not known where.
Model 650cc
Chassis No. 06464
Engine No. T110-01492
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black / chrome
           
Registration Numbers B-1439-C/SRH
References
 

 

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1957
Owned by D. Scott in 1984.
Model 650cc
Chassis No.
Engine No. 06678
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1958
Owned by Dave Varden in 1989, believed to have been taken to South Africa by Dave.
Model Speedtwin
Chassis No. 012487
Engine No. 5T-012487
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Maroon
           
Registration Numbers 388-072-R/ZIM
References
 

 

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year 1960
Owned by Ginty Melville of Lusaka, Zambia.
Model Speedtwin
Chassis No. H13286
Engine No. H13286
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Amaranth red
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

Make Triumph motorcycle
History          
Year
Owned by Stretch Merrington in 1972 - Converted into a chopper. Fitted with front suspension possibly off a BSA. Petrol tank was custom made as were the exhausts which were made by Jospeh's? Exhausts in the Pioneer Road area. Finished in three coats of cherry red lacquer and lots of chrome.
Model Tiger
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Cherry Red
           
Registration Numbers
References Stretch Merrington
 
chopper

 

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