1963 TRIUMPH HERALD CONVERTIBLE
- Condition: Used
- Make: Triumph
- Model: Other
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 20,500
- Engine size: 4 cylinder, 1200
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 Triumph Other
Auction is for a 1963 Triumph Herald convertible. Car has the original Triumph engine and transmission. Engine runs very well, tarts right up and has never given me any problems. Check out the fins. Car is equipped with the original 4 speed transmission.
This is a great little car to drive around in or attend a car show. Most shows or cruise ins I'm the only Herald there.
I have documentation going back to original owner. Car was originally sold to person in Tucson, rizona. Then it appears to have traveled to a person in Washington state, hen to a person in Florida, hen Greenville, South Carolina and finally to me in Spartanburg, outh Carolina.
The documentation shows all the work that was done to the car over the years. There'sundated pictures showing the car stripped of its paint and repainted. Documents where items were rechromed and lots of receipts.
Check out the fancy wheels. I have the original wheels and hubcaps that will go with car. The body is in very good condition. The paint is not real shiny but presentable. There's some minor rust bubbles appearing where the rear fender meets the body near the trunk. Looking under the car there does not appear to be any rust so not sure why paint bubbled up here. Check out the picture of the trunk, o rust. All chrome is in very good condition.
The interior was redone some years ago and is still in very good condition. No tears or rips in seats or carpet. The convertible top is in good condition. The main part of the top is good with no tears but the side panels have been replaced. Not a professional job. With the top up the car is water proof but to make the car a show winner with the top up it should be replaced. I always left the top down when I drove it or showed it. The one nice thing is the top is super easy to put up or down. One person operation, ot like some of the other crazy British sports cars.
Odometer shows just over 20,000 miles but not sure if this is correct. The engine runs strong and starts easily. The engine smokes a little once warmed up but doesn't use a noticeable amount. I drove it over 200 miles once and needed about 1/4 quart of oil. This was going 50 to 55 miles per hour.
Car is located in Spartanburg, outh Carolina. Appointments can be arranged for a test drive or inspection. Overall this is a very nice, riginal very solid car that can be driven anywhere. I would not recommend driving this car a long distance since a comfortable cruising speed is about 50 mph.
Little history about the Triumph Herald line of cars.
Manufacturer Leyland motors
Total production 43,299
Engine 1,147cc (70 cubic inch) OHVInline 4
Wheelbase 91in (2,311mm)
Length 153in (3,886mm)
Width 60in (1,524mm)
Height 52in (1,321mm)
Curb Weight 725kg (1,600lb)TheTriumph Heraldwas a small two-door car introduced in 1959 by the Standard-TriumphCompany ofCoventry. Body design was by the Italian stylistGiovanni Michelottiand the car was offered in saloon, onvertible, oupé, an and estate models. Total Herald sales numbered well over 500,000 through final year of production in 1971. Heralds are still seen on British roads in the early 21st century. The choice of the Herald name suggests that the car was originally intended to be marketed as a Standard, s it fits the model-naming scheme of the time (Ensign, ennant and Standard). But by 1959 it was felt that the Triumph name had more brand equity, nd the Standard name was phased out in Britain after 1963. Total production for 6 years was 43.299 cars or 7,217 per year. Standard-Triumph experienced financial difficulties at the beginning of the 1960s and was taken over byLeyland Motors Ltdin 1961. This released new resources to develop the Herald and the car was re-launched with an 1147cc engine as the 'Herald 1200'. Claimed maximum power of the Herald 1200 was 39 brake horsepower. The BritishMotormagazine tested a Herald in 1964 recording a top speed of 77 mph and acceleration from 0-60 mph in 23.6 seconds and a fuel consumption of 34.0 miles per gallon. The test car cost £702 ($1,965 US dollars) including taxes.
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