No Reserve: 1959 Triumph T20CA Tiger Cub

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This 1959 Triumph T20CA Tiger Cub is one of 365 “Competition America” versions built primarily for the American market and was acquired by the seller 13 years ago. The bike is finished in maroon with a black headlamp nacelle and oil tank, and power is provided by a matching numbers 199cc OHV single paired with a 4-speed transmission. Work under current ownership is said to have included replacement of the carburetor, exhaust, battery, and speedometer cable, along with the installation of a new spark plug, coil, condenser, and points. This Tiger Cub is offered at no reserve with a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.

No Reserve: 1959 Triumph T20CA Tiger Cub

As Triumph’s entry level bike, the Tiger Cub was designed to resemble the larger Speed Twin and Thunderbird models. The bodywork of this example has been re-finished in maroon with black accents and features include a re-covered dual seat, a “pedestrian slicer” front license plate, and a new 6 volt battery. Both frame and engine numbers match.

No Reserve: 1959 Triumph T20CA Tiger Cub

Corrosion can be seen on both rims and the front wheel hub. Chrome wire-spoke wheels wear older Dunlop K70 tires which will require replacing per the seller.

No Reserve: 1959 Triumph T20CA Tiger Cub

The headlamp nacelle contains the speedometer, ignition switch, light switch, and a mechanical gear indicator. A new speedometer cable has been fitted, and just over 9,900 miles are shown. Approximately 400 miles have been added by the seller over the last 13 years, though total mileage is unknown.

No Reserve: 1959 Triumph T20CA Tiger Cub

The OHV 199cc single produced 10 horsepower when new and features an alloy cylinder head and dry-sump lubrication. A 4-speed transmission with right-side shift transfers power via chain drive. The exhaust system has been replaced, as well as the rubber on the kick starter and gear shift lever. An Amal 626 Premier carburetor has been fitted, and recent work performed by the seller reportedly included a tune-up with a new spark plug, condenser, coil, and points. Adjustments to the valves and ignition timing were also performed, as well as an oil change. A walk around video is provided here.

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