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TRIUMPH HERALD 13/60 CONVERTIBLE SOLD (1971)
|Up for reluctant sale is my 1971 (J) Triumph Herald 13/60 factory original convertible. I have owned this car for the last 3 years and in that time I have had a lot of improvements made.|
Only done 38,500 miles and just been MOT tested until May 2013 (passed with no advisories). The car has historical vehicle status and therefore benefits from free road tax. Cheap classic insurance is also available making it an affordable classic to run. Always garaged and only comes out when the sun shines and the hood can go down.
It’s not concourse condition but I think it is very good for a 42 year old car. It would benefit from a respray and there is some superficial surface rust in places and a couple of areas (around wheel archs / bottom of doors) which would need repairing at some point - but nothing serious or in immediate need of attention. The panel fit is (I think) also very good for a herald. The hood is lovely, fits nicely and has no tears. The car has also had yearly oil and filter changes even though the annual mileage is very low.
Recent work includes . . .
· Stainless steel exhaust system
· Replacement track-rod ends
· New radiator, thermostat and hoses
· New starter motor
· New battery (good quality replacement one)
· New coil, plugs, HT leads, distributer cap and electronic ignition upgrade
· Fantastic professionally restored alloy wheels with new Yokohama A-Drive tyres (all four) and locking wheel nuts.
· New carpets through-out
· Replacement front seats – we decided to fit MGF seats with head restraints for better comfort and safety. There is no damage, rips or tears to any of the seats (front and back)
· New seat belts (static type) to the front. Seat belts are also fitted to the rear
· Replacement wood rim steering wheel
· New top quality Sony radio/CD/USB with removable front facia. Front speakers are sympathically fitted in boxed surrounds and fixed under the dash. Rear speakers are flush fitted into the rear cards. Plenty of power and sounds great.
On the negative side, the horn has recently stopped working. During a “senior” moment on my part I accidently overloaded the horn circuit. To put this right and get the horn working will require a couple of wires run and new horns (E-bay replacement will cost around £10-£12 for both the “hi” and “lo” note horns). The heater has never worked in the time I have owned it and since it is only ever driven with the hood down we have not bothered to look into it.
This is a great fun car to drive. It has been very realistically priced for sale and doesn’t come close to what it has cost me during ownership, considering the additional improvements and work undertaken (I put that down to the responsibility of owning a classic car).