The Triumph Herald was the first of the new era of small British cars to appear in 1959, followed a few months later by the Mini and Ford Anglia.
The body design on the Herald was by the Italian stylist Giovanni Michelotti, and the car was offered in saloon, convertible, coupé, estate and van models, with the latter marketed as the Triumph Courier. The new model featured rubber-covered bumpers, a wooden laminate dashboard and improved seating. Quality control was also tightened up. Twin carburetors were no longer fitted to any of the range as standard although they remained an option, the standard being a single down-draught Solex carburetor. Claimed maximum power of the Herald 1200 was 39 bhp. Sales picked up despite growing competition from the Mini and the Ford Anglia and it would be fair to say that the Herald became a household favourite.
This outstanding example has been the recipient of a nut and bolt restoration, finished to a very high standard. Accompanying the vehicle is a photographic history, along with certificates and awards the car has won post-restoration. Invoices, magazine articles and hour logs also document the restoration which cost in excess of $120,000 NZD back in 1998. This is your chance to own quite possibly the best example of this model in the world.
Please contact us for further information on this car’s amazing restoration and history. BAINS CLASSIC MOTOR HOUSE is a low volume boutique classic car broker. Viewing of vehicles is by appointment only in our North Canterbury located Motor House.