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1964 Triumph Herald 1200 1.3


  • 5,000 miles since extensive mechanical restoration 
  • Upgraded for competitive classic car tours 
  • Rebuilt 1.3litre engine and Ford 5spd gearbox 
  • Solid car that’s designed to be used and enjoyed 
  • Long term enthusiast keeper since 2011

The Appeal 

There are classics that spend their lives being polished and shown. And there are cars like this lovely ‘64 Herald that are driven and enjoyed. 
The long term keeper has treated it as a rolling restoration since acquiring it in 2011. Inbetween it has been thoroughly enjoyed on competitive classic car tours. Thanks to a larger - professionally rebuilt - 13/60 1,296cc engine and long legged 5spd Ford gearbox, this light car is more than a match for much bigger machines. 
The condition reflects those priorities. It is solid and presentable, not obviously requiring work, but there are areas the buyer may wish to treat as another stage in the rolling restoration. Said to be reliable and great fun to drive, it is ready and waiting for an equally enthusiastic owner. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 10th June 1964 
  • Only six registered keepers
  • Factory built as a ‘GA’ prefix Herald 1200 saloon 
  • DVLA notes last change of keeper in March 2015
  • Seller informs us they acquired the car in April 2011
  • Rolling restoration with extensive invoices and receipts from Rimmers
  • Vendor advises 5,000 miles covered since restoration completed
  • MOT history shows some variance in mileages due to change of speedometer noted below
  • Built and specified for classic car tours on which it has been used regularly 
  • Workshop manual and handbooks included
  • Dyno print out dated July 2021 showing 56bhp 
  • Last MOT expired 9th June 2018 with no advisories and 58,772 miles showing on test 
  • Now showing 61,796 miles 
  • Historic Vehicle that is MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 
Rolling restoration 5,000 miles ago: 
  • Replacement professionally rebuilt and uprated 13/60 1,296cc engine 
  • SU carburettors 
  • K&N filters
  • Oil cooler
  • Electric cooling fan
  • Starter motor
  • Electronic ignition system
  • Stainless steel sports exhaust with tubular manifold
  • New Ford Type 9 5spd gearbox
  • Front disc brakes with remote brake servo
  • Suspension replaced all round including rear swing spring, front H/D anti-roll bar and trunions 
  • Ex Vitesse fuel tank with bigger capacity
  • Laminate wind screen 
  • Replaced odometer because original failed
  • Front spotlights
  • Rear reverse light and rear fog light (rear fog light not currently working)
  • Chassis outriggers replaced
  • Front inner wings replaced
  • Front offside outer wing replaced
  • Inertia seat belts fitted
  • USB radio amplifier 
  • Oil gauges 
  • New battery in June 2024

The Condition

  • Smart burgundy red paintwork in good general condition 
  • Paintwork is well kept but this is a used, working vehicle so some marks to be expected
  • Bodywork is solid and presentable but with localised areas of deterioration 
  • This can be seen in the photographs and includes boot lid and arches
  • We are told the nearside rear wing was repaired using filler in 2015
  • The spare wheel well has been adapted to accommodate the twin tail pipes
  • Underside presents in good, solid condition 
  • Structural repairs and refurbishment during restoration noted above 
  • Exterior chromework is presentable but shows light tarnish up close 
  • Fitted with auxiliary spotlights to front and competition door roundels 
  • Sits on white steel wheels with good chrome hub caps and quality Hankook Optima tyres
  • Tidy interior with focus on usability showing some areas of wear
  • Lime Green vinyl seats with matching door cards in patinated but presentable condition 
  • Matching light green carpets in fair condition 
  • Transmission tunnel carpet would benefit from replacement due to adaptations to suit 5spd gearbox 
  • Cabin veneers, dials and switchgear in fair, original condition 
  • Fitted with removable Brantz II trip meter, auxiliary dials and switches under dashboard

The Mechanics 

  • Originally factory supplied as a 1200 
  • Now fitted with a professionally rebuilt and upgraded 13/60 1,296cc engine 
  • Dyno print out from July 2021 showing 56bhp output
  • Fitted with a Ford 5spd manual gearbox 
  • Improvements and upgrades to mechanicals and running gear noted above 
  • Regularly used and enjoyed and reported to be very reliable and competitive 
  • No reported running or driving issues to advise 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1964
  • Make Triumph
  • Model Herald
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 61,796 Miles
  • Engine size 1296
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Birmingham
  • Location West Midlands
  • Country United Kingdom

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