Terrot 1931 “HST Standard” 346cc side valve frame # 122447 engine # 89095
The four stroke machines that Terrot produces in the early twenties have 350cc JAP engines and archaic horizontal spring front forks. They are fitted with Terrot’s own 2-speed gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission. By 1925 the time has come for a new model and in the autumn the model G is introduced at the Paris Salon. Two versions are sold of this model G, the Sport and Touriste. The first machines are still equipped with JAP engines and old type forks, but in the middle of November the modernized H appears, with Terrot’s own 70×90 engine, Druid forks and Pilgrim oil pump.
For 1931 Terrot presents two machines in the 350cc side valve class. Next to the HST (Standard) there is also a HL (Luxe) available. The robust HST engine delivers 9hp @ 4,200rpm and has a compression ratio of 5.2:1. Both internal expanding brakes have a diameter of 170mm and the price of 4375 Francs includes a complete Marchal electric lighting system. Lubrication is provided by a Gurtner oil pump and there are three hand-change speeds available. The former owner of this robust and reliable Terrot was a mechanically minded enthusiast who restored a number of French machines with a high degree of workmanship. This HST is an excellent example of his dedication. Accessories include miniature rear view mirror, bulb horn, E.D. speedometer and tyre pump.
This good-looking and practical vintage tourer is running as she should and comes with current Dutch registration.