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1940 Triumph 350cc “3SE”

Triumph 350cc “3SE” – 1940 – Rare model specially made for Australian market. Not to be confused with 3S or 3SW.

In 1937 there were Triumph side valve machines similar to OHV 3H, designated 3S, indicating engine capacity (3=350 cc) and S side valves.

3S was a low cost model, with low maintenance and high reliability of its 350 cc side valve engine for taking its owner to work and back each day.

In 1938 an Export Edition SE was added to catalogue following a strong request from Australia. The "export only" model SE had just a plain black tank with no instrument panel. It was described as "... all features of doubtful value have been eliminated." It was just a reliable machine with all was needed for riding over large areas of bush.

Triumph produced a "limited availability" catalogue for 1940 and the production was in favor of 5.440 of the 3SW military model. Thus, 3SE is very rare all over the world and is between the latest side valve Triumph models designed by Edward Turner.

This item was restored in 1995 following Triumph original specifications at top quality work. It has been carefully kept in a private museum and started every six months about. Recently registered in Italy, perfectly running and highly reliable, has obtained the Golden Plate from A.S.I. ( and is registered at International Federation of Veteran Vehicles (F.I.V.A.).

The bike is in Modena, Italy, in very good aesthetical and running conditions

Valid Italian papers with technical control up to July 2013 or papers for export. Inspection and test welcome.

Payment by Paypal, Bank transfer, cash, in agreement with the seller.

Price: 8.000 GBP - 12.500 USD - 12.000 AUD - 9.300 €

Private enthusiast for classic bike, not a professional - Ready to cooperate for shipment all over the world organized by the buyer.

Owner's telephone +39.360.843371
See also Ebay item n. 230707629957

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