Lot 104 - c.1970 Triumph Herald 13/60 Convertible

£1,180

Auction Ascot April 2016

Lot Details

Lot Number 104
Reg. Number TBA
Chassis Number TBA
Year
Make Triumph
Model Herald

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In October 1967 the range was updated with the introduction at the London Motor Show of the Herald 13/60. The 13/60 was offered in saloon, convertible and estate-bodied versions. The sun-roof remained available for the saloon as an optional extra rather than a standard feature. The front end was restyled using a bonnet similar to the Triumph Vitesse’s and the interior substantially revised though still featuring the wooden dashboard. Interior space was improved by recessing a rear armrest in each side panel. The engine was enlarged to 1296 cc, essentially the unit employed since 1965 in the Triumph 1300, fitted with a Stromberg CD150 carburettor, offering 61 bhp (45 kW) and much improved performance.

In this form (though the 1200 saloon was sold alongside it until the end of 1970) the Herald Saloon lasted until December 1970 and the Convertible and Estate until May 1971, by which time, severely outdated in style if not performance, it had already outlived the introduction of the Triumph 1300 Saloon, the car designed to replace it and was still selling reasonably well but, because of its labour-intensive method of construction, selling at a loss.

This Herald 13/60 Convertible, which has been acquired by the current vendor as part of a recent property purchase, is ripe for restoration. Heralds are beautifully simple to work on, and offer a great prospect for the budding classic car restorer.


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