Barnstormers used pages from this catalogue for one of the banners and thought that it was time to publish the whole thing. This edition covers all the single cylinder models for 1937 including the model produced exclusively for export, the 3SE. It is quoted as “has been designed with the idea of providing a robust full sized motorcycle of reasonable weight but with ample power and stamina to withstand constant use under the most severe conditions” but honestly compared to the other more attractive models with chrome petrol tanks and sporty appearances it looks like a bit of old tat that the factory wanted to foist onto the colonials. And would we have complained? Probably not, more likely to be greatful for what ever Mother England sent. Did any survive? As a basic workhorse that would have been more than likely used and most likely abused probably not.
My choice would be one of the Edward Turner designed Tiger models with their upswept exhaust pipes and chrome tanks. Currently there is a 1938 Tiger 80 up for purchase at Webbs auction on the 5th October and it will be interesting to see what it sells for – Lot 12 estimated value is $23K~$28K.
Complete with the Triumph sidecar range and engine bhp performance graph it is definitely an interesting brochure.
It is a 4.2M PDF so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to see it.
Click on the cover below to see the complete brochure.