October 10, 2011 – Somebody painted it red which looks ok, I guess. They left the seat original which I thought looked pretty cool. On eBay in Ashland, Kentucky with a reserve.
“I am selling this bike for a friend. It is a 1953 Triumph Speed Twin 500. In great condition, not perfect. Pretty much all original with the exception of tires, plugs, plug wires and possibly carb. etc…It ran when it was parked about 6 years ago. Does have the original seat but it is in need of recovering. This bike has been painted a number of years ago.
The seller said that this bike needs a carb. It runs with this carb, but not correctly. He does have the original Luggage Rack for the tank, the bracket for the Front Fender Plate and the Rear Sprung Hub and Wheel.
This bike gets a lot of looks and gets a A+++ in originality and standing out in a crowd… I Love This Bike. If I had the cash I would buy it in a heartbeat.
Does have a Clear Title, Mileage unknown
Very Reasonable Reserve.
Bike is located in Ashland, Ky. and serious buyers are welcome to come have a look.”