1971 Triumph Herald Cabriolet

Highlights

  • 4-seater convertible of French origin
  • Bodywork restored in 2020 with photographic documentation
  • Engine and peripherals rebuilt with supporting invoices - professionally prepared for VHRS rallying

The Appeal


Introduced in 1967, the Herald 13/60 was the ultimate iteration of the Triumph marque's much-loved Michelotti styling. With its sharp lines, the new Herald emphasised comfort as well as performance, and played an important role in the British manufacturer's sales until 1971.

This particular example offers a unique blend of classic British design and sporting pedigree. The car has been restored, with the bodywork restored in 2010 and the engine and peripherals completely rebuilt.

To make the offer even more attractive, the car has been professionally prepared for VHRS rally competition, including a Stage 2 cylinder head preparation with
two SUH4 carburettors, an oil cooler and adjustable SPAX front suspension and rear suspension with LEDA racing shock absorber.

We have no doubt that this rally-prepared Herald will be an eye-catcher on the road - and provide its new owner with many moments of pleasure.



History and paperwork

  • Built in 1971 Registered in France
  • Body restored in 2010, with photographic evidence
  • Engine and peripherals rebuilt, with invoices available Vehicle safety check valid until 2029
  • Vehicle has travelled 84926 km since new Serial numbers match vehicle
  • Registration document is collector's



The Condition

  • Fully restored in 2010 to a high standard of workmanship
  • Paintwork shows only minor signs of wear since then Chrome and trim in good condition
  • 5.5-inch Dunlop racing steel wheels, slightly offset on the outside, give the car very good road holding and handling
  • Recent Michelin tyres (400 km)
  • Solid underbody in good condition
  • The interior is well presented with few signs of wear.
  • Seats have no tears or cracks
  • Dashboard veneer in good condition with slight wear
  • Smiths chronometer tachometer and mechanical oil pressure gauge fitted
  • New door panels fitted
  • Floors appear solid
  • Canvas soft top, vintage look, normal use



The Mechanical

  • 1296cc OHV 41 powertrain
  • 4-speed manual transmission (synchromesh on 2", 3°, and 4°)
  • Engine and peripherals rebuilt with preparation of the stage 2 cylinder head with two SUH4 carburettors giving it more torque and around 15 extra horsepower
  • New starter, dynamo, brake master cylinder and clutch
  • New oil cooler and oil pump New fuel pump and filters
  • New ignition system
  • New engine mount
  • New belt and various other parts
  • Customised front suspension springs with adjustable SPAX shock absorbers
  • Special front camber adjustment of 1.5 degrees negative. Special rear camber adjustment of 1.5 degrees negative.
  • Modified rear suspension leaf springs with adjustable LEDA racing dampers
  • Bodywork lowered by 5 cm, the preparation and new geometry offer exceptional roadholding with safety and driving comfort.
This TRIUMPH is eligible for VHRS/FIA/FF/FFSA rallies.
Example: Monte Carlo historique, Tour de Corse historique, Rallye des princesses historique, coupes des Alpes historique etc...
This triumph represents a good opportunity with a reasonable budget and a remarkable efficiency and reliability. 



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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Triumph
  • Model Herald Convertible
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 84,926 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1296
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Paris
  • Country France
Bidding history
27 bids
  • Pa•••• €8,500 02/06/24
  • mo•••• €8,400 02/06/24
  • Pa•••• €8,300 02/06/24
  • s6•••• €8,200 02/06/24
  • Pa•••• €8,100 02/06/24
  • s6•••• €8,000 02/06/24
  • Pa•••• €7,850 02/06/24
  • mo•••• €7,750 02/06/24
  • Ha•••• €7,500 02/06/24
  • Ha•••• €5,750 02/06/24

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