Meet the Green Goddess. or Jelly as she is affectionately known – My 1967 Triumph T100 SS, she is a really head turner and I am sad to be selling her, but new projects beckon!
We purchased her in the winter of 2017 from a reputable dealer, and then set about getting her ready for the Milano Taranto in 2018. She got the entry, and we did a bit of testing in the UK, including a ride up to the Stafford bike show you can read about our here, It took a bit of getting used to to ride, as with many classics the brake and gears are on the wrong side to modern bikes. But you quickly adapt, especially when you need to stop in a hurry!
When we bought Jelly, she had already undergone a full restoration, we added further new bits such as new fork seals, new
battery and indicators, new tyres, mirrors and had the wheels balanced to make it safer for modern road work.
She starts on the button. (No need to break your knees with this girlie,) As a lady rider I love the fact she is so light, and low, easy to move about, reversing and getting her in and out the garage is a dream compared to modern bikes. I also love the huge seat, and the handy rail so you can hang side paniers or take a passenger there is lots of luggage room. There is also a tank bag rack, which I replaced as the previous one was a bit rusty.
You can see our photos from the start of the Milano Taranto below, she was really popular as the ONLY Triumph which was entered into the pre-67 bike rally, and lots and lots of people came up to me each day to ask how it was going, how she was running. It was great, as it happened none of the bikes we took made it to the finish except the BSA Hornet, but it was a simple electric fault that we were unable to road-side which let us down. Since the Milano Taranto she has had a full electrics overhaul at Cambridge Motorcycles and she is now 100% reliable.
I will be sad to see her go, and I do hope she finds a home where someone will ride her and not just leave her at the back of the garage. What would be nice is to give her one last ride to deliver her to her new owner.
The Green Goddess comes with Matching numbers, a V5C registration document an MOT from 2018 (not now required) a pile of paperwork of recent work done, heaps of brand new spares and a workshop manual.
She is eligible for many endurance classic bike events. Price: £5,995 ono – email me at sarah @autoaddicts.co.uk