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1966 Triumph Herald

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£5,035

  • Mileage~17,854 (on clock)
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.2-Litre
  • LocationMilford Haven

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1966 Triumph Herald

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Introduction

Matt Nolan
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The Triumph Herald - it's a bella love child of British engineering coupled with Italian styling - perfetta!

The Herald was first introduced in 1959 and made it through to 1971, the body was designed by the famous Italian stylist Giovanni Michelotti and this example is powered by a 1147cc OHV inline-4 engine.

The Herald 1200 featured new rubber-covered bumpers, a wooden laminate dashboard and improved seating. The coupe was dropped from the range in late 1964, meaning there are very few of these rare gems still on the road today.

We've all got a soft spot for Heralds- they are full of personality and importantly they make a great usable classic car. Parts are in abundance and cheap. Also they are very straight forward to work on with lots of access room due to the design of the bonnet.

This particular example comes fresh to market and has benefited from a body off restoration in the past - it's a properly sorted and adorable car that will have no trouble finding a new home.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Matt after meeting Alan the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I've absolutely loved owning this little car and it's with a heavy heart that I have to let it go.

Alan has only owned the car for around one year. He wanted a classic and fell in love with it when he saw it for sale. However, due to back health reasons Alan finds it difficult to use the car and as such he's not able to use it like he planned to. So Alan asked us if we'd help him find a new owner.

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Exterior

A really smart example that looks stunning in the blue and white colour combination.

Wheels and Tyres

Original steel wheels and chrome hub caps are fitted and are in very good condition.

Courier Driver 155/80/13 are fitted and look to be in good condition too with plenty of tread.

Bodywork

The restoration looks to be of a good standard and is backed up by the condition you see the car in today, i.e. a few years after.

The panel gaps look good across the car although we did notice the passenger door could possibly do with a bit of fettling to improve the fitting.

The panels look good with just a few marks that you'd expect from an older restoration. We noticed just a few issues, e.g. a little bit of light bubbling at the bottom of the doors.

Overall the bodywork is really good - you'd feel very proud to take it to a show but of course it's not going to win a concours show.

The underside looks really sold and clean - please take time to watch the underside video to see just how good it is.

Paint

The colourway looks absolutely gorgeous on this little car - it just seems to suit it so well and is a break from the more popular colours.

The paint looks good and is nice an even across the car.

Please take a look at all the detailed images and videos to assess the condition for yourself.

Glass and Trim

Both look in good condition and in line with the age of the vehicle and standard of restoration.

Interior

The interior is really lovely - a bright and airy space to enjoy summer weekend road trips away.

Seats and Carpets

The seats look good - no significant issues and it's a nice place to be.

The carpets are excellent and so too are the door cards and headlining.

Take a look at the interior videos for a closer look at the seats and carpets.

Dashboard

Presented in original condition - it's in line with the age of the vehicle.

Alan reports all the controls, dials, gauges within the car all work as they should with no issues.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

It's nice to see the original steering wheel and gear stick - both look in good condition too.

Mechanics

Wow, take a look at this engine bay - it's clear to see this car has been cared for.

Engine and Gearbox

The engine and gearbox are excellent - Alan reports no issues with either and you can see the car being driven on the road. Importantly the car started with no issues from cold as you can see in the video.

Suspension and Brakes

Again no issues to report here - they must have had some attendtion duting the restoration.

Please take a look at the underside video to see the components in detail.

The Drive

Please watch the short video of the car driving on the road - it really performed very well and easily coped with a little traffic in town. The ride was smooth with no knocks or rattles - a lovely experience in the summer sun.

Electrics and Other

Of course the electrics are super simple on this car - Alan reports no issues with any electrics.

History and Paperwork

It's clear to see that this little Herald has been subject to a good restoration in the past making it a great usable classic with investment potential.

Please take a look at the paperwork in the media file to see previous MOTs and receipts. There's a note from a previous owner saying the restoration was completed in 2007 and cost over £5k - there's a brief summary of the work actioned, e.g. body off, engine rebore, new brightwork, carpets and headlining.

As mentioned, Alan will be sad to see the car go and he would like it to go to a new enthusiast to look after it and importantly use it!

The clock shows 17,854 miles, however the last MOT in 2018 was 54,340 so we are assuming a clock change was made during that time.

We've actioned checks on; Seller ID, V5, HPi Clear.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
25.10.17 MOT 54,340
07.10.16 MOT 53,922
08.03.11 MOT 53,838
09.02.10 MOT 53,613
10.04.08 MOT 53,595
13.03.07 MOT 52,791
17.09.83 MOT 52,174
Key Details
  • ModelHerald
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date03.03.66 - FTR 536D
  • CC1,147cc
  • Mileage~17,854 (on clock)
  • HistoryPartial
  • ColourBlue / White
  • Interior ColourRed / Black
  • Chassis #GA199007DL
  • Engine #GA86014HE
  • RestoredYes
  • MOTExp. 24/10/18
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - Clear
  • Former Keepers8
  • Tyre BrandCourier
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • OwnedUnder 1 Year
  • Key FeatureCondition







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