I have been searching online for more information on the Tiger and found “Justin The Tiger 90 Man” that was a great help with relevant information on the bike. This is some of the information he emailed me on the bike:
“H40852 a 1966 model T100SC made approximately on the 27th July 1965, one of 341 machines built and destined for Africa.
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Known engine details Energy Transfer ignition, 6Volt with 18 tooth gearbox sprocket.
These were the first 1966 machines made as far as I can tell and may feature late 1965 details.
Your machine is particularly rare !”
I was looking for more information about the original color sheme of the bike so we can start with the paint job and this was Justin’s feedback:
“It is always difficult to indicate for any Triumph what the original colour scheme was, the colour schemes were changed every year and also vary from market to market.
Home ie UK and most European machines have well documented schemes and specification while machines exported could and would be made to order and therefore identifying the finish and specification can be more difficult.
As your machine is a rare African export machine it will be extremely difficult to identify the original colour scheme unless some of the other 341 survive !
The factory dispatch books will identify the original dealer and possibly the country which will help with your search.
Ideally you need to know how many of the other 341 machines share the same order number as this is useful to identify the variation in specification within the batch.
There may be some photographs in the motorcycle press in the destination country from around this time, or articles which feature these machines.
Especially if these were for military or government use !”
So email me if you have one, have seen one or know anybody that has one of the 341 that survived. Here are some pictures of the bike in parts ready for the paint job: