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A Genuine Triumph Herald 1200 Convertible with 39,166 Miles. SOLD (1963)
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A genuine and delightful Triumph Herald 1200 Convertible with 39,166 miles.
Steel-girder chassis, solid white rubber bumpers, fully disappearing hood, well cover, safety glass, opening front quarter-lights, two sun visors, facia ash tray, facia courtesy light, speedometer illumination lamp, warning lights, lockable glovebox. Factory Options: front wheel disc brakes, heater and demister, tonneau cover, Radiomobile.
Finished in period Cactus Green, (Code 15), this preserved and unmolested example has a uniform shine which has aged remarkably well having always been garage stored and pampered with just a few owners. Panel fit and integrity is excellent and this original example shows correct production line features as manufactured by the Standard Motor Co Ltd. The chrome brightwork has minor pitting and all the correct badging remains undamaged. Some rubber trim is slightly split and a couple of tiny dings do not detract from the overall honesty and charm. All the glass is clear and the disappearing hood complete with optional tonneau cover and well cover is immaculate. A beautiful example.
The separate front seats and divan rear seat are finished in matching Green Vynide which along with the door cards are in stunning condition. The green real pile carpeting is remarkably still factory fitment and deservedly shows some wear after 53 years of age. The walnut veneer facia and door capping offer Pullman style luxury along with the chrome plated door pulls. The chrome ‘Herald’ dash badge is still fitted along with a functioning Radiomobile. The boot area again reveals fabulous originality with the boot mat, plywood spare wheel cover and even the fuel tank reserve sticker intact. Charming in every respect.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Simple and well proven, the 1147cc four cylinder engine with a chain driven camshaft and 3-bearing crankshaft produces a healthy 43bhp which enables a top speed of 78mph and 0-50 in 17.3 seconds. Amazingly quiet, smooth and responsive due to regular servicing this car offers fun yet practical classic car ownership. The original build plate in the engine compartment denotes the correct CV chassis number to confirm this is a factory built convertible. The 4-speed gearbox is light, precise and a joy to use but as supplied when new, no synchromesh on first!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Stainless steel wheel trims are in excellent condition with branded 145/80 R13 tyres. The extra cost option of self-adjusting disc brakes to the front are fitted and standard drum brakes to the rear stop the car safely.
A phenomenal history makes fascinating reading. Supplied new by Lambs Ltd, Standard-Triumph Dealers in Romford Essex on the 22nd October 1963. Incredibly this fine example has only had three former keepers, the first being Mrs Eldridge of Tode Hall for 24 years. Sold then to Mrs Aaron who remained the keeper for eight years before selling the car to Mr Gibson in 1995, proprietor of Roman Garage in Grantham. He kept the vehicle in his private collection before the final keeper, Mr Burrows, took ownership in 2008. Mr Gibson has continued to maintain the vehicle while in Mr Burrows care. Each owner has remained within 30 miles of each other! Every MOT since 1967 is included and fully warrants the low 39,166 miles covered. The original Triumph Service Voucher Booklet along with every manual is present. Masses of invoices confirm the attention lavished on this prime example which is now ready to impress its next caring owner.
MOT October 2017, HPI Clear.
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