With regards to the feature in the August issue, ‘Triumph’s best ever?’, about the Thunderbird, I had a sprung hub Thunderbird from 1951; definitely the best ever.
Soon after I bought it I got called up for National Service in 1960, so the T-bird was already nine years old then. I paid £99 for it, the best thing I ever bought.
I used it back and forth to camp about every third weekend, riding from Cambridge to Tidworth, Wiltshire. It never let me down. I wonder where PPE 747 is now?
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I have had many Triumphs over the years but this was so rideable – much better than the Bonneville.
J Carrington, Cambs.
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