For 1966 Triumph continued to offer the T100SC for the first half of the season. This bike is a fine example that I purchased earlier this month. Showing just 5075 original miles this machine is a stunning example of how they left the factory.
These lightweight 500's were nicknamed the Jack Pine Model by the factory due to their successes at the Jack Pine Enduro in Lansing, Michigan during the mid 1960's
Finished in Sherborne Green with Ivory stripes and fitted with aluminum fenders.
Two into one siamese pipes provide the ground clearance necessary for off road exploits.
They came with the battery less Energy Transfer ignition system which was frowned upon by many but I don't have anything bad to say about it. When set up properly they work great.
Standard road machines included a Side Panel which housed the switches that were not needed with the E.T. set up so the cover was eliminated on the off road models which also left room to bolt on a "Q" Air Filter box if so desired.
1966 Fuel tanks saw the introduction of the new "eyebrow" style tank badge. This tank was only used for half the season, it was replaced with the more common 3 gallon tank making this a very hard to find tank if one needed a replacement.
The mounting arrangement was also unique for this set up.
No tachometer was fitted, just the single speedometer with a horn button on the right and kill button on the left.
This photo clearly displays the Lucas E.T. Coils and electric Horn as well as the original Champion plug caps.
Italian Gran Turismo grips were fitted to the 7/8 Handlebar.
Just 5075 original miles showing on the speedo. The previous owner purchased this bike in 1969 from his buddy who's son had purchased it new, he went off to Vietnam and never returned so the bike was sold in '69.
It resided in a heated garage in Encino in Southern California, because of this it is corrosion free, no pitting or rust which is fantastic,
Living close to Mulholland highway, the previous owner putted around on this famous road that runs through the Santa Monica mountains. He told me of visits to Bud Ekins shop down on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Bud did a service on it back in the day.
Although I must point out that the bike is not without a few battle scars, there are some scratches here and there with a couple of small dings in the tank and front guard where he had the odd spill. Just adds to the character and authenticity of this unrestored machine.
Fuel is supplied by an Amal 376/273 Monobloc Carburetor, I had to replace the old fuel lines for safety as they were rock hard and brittle.
Lovely to see an original exhaust system as the lines flow beatifully.
Small amount of scuffing at the tip of the Silencer.
It is said that the SC stood for Sports Competition.
Ivory tank graphics were lined in gold pinstripe.
Drive side showing Coil and Condenser arrangement.
19" Jones front rim fitted with the original K70 3.50 Tire, parts book states a 3.25 but the reality was that they came with the bigger 3.50. The rear rim is Dunlop with a 4.00x18 Tire.
Black plastic tool tray fitted, 1966 and 1967 twins also came with grey versions.
Smashing patina on the aluminum fender.
Battery less ignition meant no need for a battery tray.
Crankcases are so clean, hardware untouched, the joy of a low mileage unrestored bike.
Lucas headlight was the smaller 5-3/4 unit which housed the light switch and dip switch. Small dent on the Rim.
Choke was operated by a push down lever instead of the more common cable and bar lever.
1966 was the first year that the "Triumph" logo was added to the back of the dual seats. This seat has survived very nicely. Shame that most restored bikes have aftermarket seats that really don't look the same.
Nice to see a tidy Engine with no broken fins.
Wheel rims are both lovely with the original spokes, no stainless here.
Still has all the cables it left the factory with.
The fork gaitors also had to be replaced as the original were rotted, these and the fuel lines were the only updated items.
Hubs and Rims in great shape.
Fitted with all the necessary items to be street legal, here is the Lucas stop lamp switch mounted as standard to the chainguard.
Steering damper knob was a Triumph staple since the introduction og telescopic forks.
Gorgeous Fuel Tank.
What a great bike!
As of time of writing this bike is available, asking $12500.