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1967 Triumph Herald 1200 Convertible

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£8,851

  • Mileage~47,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.2L
  • LocationTaunton

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1967 Triumph Herald 1200 Convertible

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Introduction

Jacob Boodrie
Professional Consigner

The Herald convertible makes an entrance as a sensational British classic with gorgeous Michelotti styling.

The Herald 1200 was first introduced in 1959 and made it through to 1971, the body was designed by the Italian stylist Giovanni Michelotti, famous for the likes of many early Alfas, Ferraris, and Maseratis. 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, quality control was also improved. Triumph claimed max power of the herald was 39bhp, a step up from the 948cc predecessor.

This example has been restored to a high standard between 2005-2007 and it is now coming out of 8 years of meticulous ownership, spending most of that time dry stored in a carcoon ventilated bubble.

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

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Meet the owner

After having great fun in one of these during my twenties, I went on a hunt for another.

Andrew loves his cars, especially when he gets a chance to get his bright red Triumph Herald 1200 out in the summer. After owning an all-black Hearld 1200 in early adult-hood, he knew he wanted another after many happy road trips. Andrew purchased the car in 2013, in fully-restored condition and has carefully looked after it since.

Andrew is only the third owner of the car, and the mileage is showing ~47,000.

Please take a look at the detailed paperwork section to see the restoration photographs, receipts and invoices - along with the original Triumph owners handbook and service book.

Andrew will be more than happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

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Exterior

Michelotti styling finished in bright Red with brightwork - this Herald is a real charmer.

Wheels and Tyres

The wheels look good on this example, distinctive white wheels with chrome wheel caps. The wheels would benefit from another coat of white paint.

The Niro Radial rubber also looks good with a white styling bead going around the exterior of the walls - there is a good amount of tread left on, plenty to safely enjoy the car this summer.

Bodywork

The bodywork is generally in great condition with all the panel gaps looking good, along with the shut lines around the bonnet, doors and boot.

We did notice some small areas of corrosion around the wheel arches with some minor cracking and bubbling in a few areas - nothing serious. Underneath the car looks really solid and protected by a coating of Waxoil.

Please take a look at the media content for a guided tour of the exterior.

Paint

The Herald was resprayed during the restoration in this vibrant red paint and it looks really good on this example. Andrew's ventilated carcoon storage has really helped prolong the paintwork.

The paint is even in finish and colour on each panel.

Please take a look at the photographs for a closer view.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks good with no significant issues such as chips, cracks or scratches. The seals around the door, windows and windscreen look great being replaced around the time of the restoration.

All of the chrome trim, styling lines and door handles are good and complete, with some very minor pitting starting to show around the headlights.

Interior

A practical and attractive interior - the second revision of Herald saw many luxurious touches including leather seats and a wooden dashboard.

Seats and Carpets

The seats look excellent as Andrew reports them being retrimmed during the restoration. Both the front and back seats seem to have held their shape with no significant wear or tear observed.

The Herald carpets also look great and very clean with no major wear on either the driver or passenger side.

Dashboard

The wooden dashboard appears in excellent condition along with the speedometer and other dials on the car.

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

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The original triumph steering wheel and gear stick look good and in line with the condition of the car. The leather steering wheel cover is starting to show signs of age in places.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed interior tour of the Herald.

Mechanics

The increased 1147cc engine gives the Herald an extra kick allowing it to keep up with modern traffic.

Engine and Gearbox

The Herald 1200 was launched with a new and enlarged single-carb 1147cc engine. A higher axle ratio was fitted for easier high-speed cruising.

Andrew reports a smooth running engine and gearbox which has been recently serviced before it goes to auction.

We captured a cold start video on a brisk morning in Devon, please take a look at the mechanical video to see the car starting without any fuss.

Suspension and Brakes

In '61 the Herald was a little more luxurious than the earlier version with the option of disc brakes and other mechanical components to enhance this classic British car.

Andrew mentions the brakes and suspension functions well with no unusual knocks or sounds noted while driving.

The Drive

Andrew wanted to relive his twenties in his Herald. The distinctive driving position, smell and sounds took him back to the good old days; perfect for getaway holidays with his wife.

Electrics and Other

The battery is left on a C-Tek trickle charge during storage and Andrew reports all the other electrics on the car are working exactly as they should without fault.

History and Paperwork

With well-documented restoration photographs and receipts, it shows how much money, effort and passion has gone into restoring this Herald - this classic is ready to be enjoyed.

This car comes with many receipts and photographs that show the full restoration of the car around the years of 2005-2007. Coming out of 8 years of ownership, Andrew will be sad to see the car go, but will look forward to seeing it enjoyed by a fellow enthusiast.

Please take a look at the photographs to see the restoration pics, receipts and invoices - along with the original Triumph owners handbook and service book. The car is being sold with its tool kit, jack, tow rope and half/full tonneau cover as pictured, as well as the carcoon/bubble that Andrew stores the car indoors in.

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

Service History
Date Type Mileage
18.03.2021 Service 46,798
18.03.2021 MOT 46,798
10.05.2017 Service 46,743
10.05.2017 MOT 46,743
22.04.2016 MOT 46,690
22.04.2016 Serivce 46,690
02.07.2015 MOT 46,528
25.07.2014 Service 46,528
25.07.2014 MOT 46,528
23.07.2013 MOT 46,383
14.08.2012 MOT 46,079
30.08.2011 MOT 45,755
11.08.2010 MOT 45,467
12.08.2009 MOT n/a
11.08.2008 MOT 44,815
09.08.2007 MOT 44,369
14.08.2006 MOT 43,910
21.06.2005 MOT 43,744
28.06.2004 MOT 43,315
23.06.2003 MOT 43,018
10.06.2002 MOT 42,707
09.06.2001 MOT 42,406
12.06.2000 MOT 42,080
09.06.1999 MOT 41,769
30.05.1998 MOT 41,359
07.06.1996 MOT 40,357
21.06.1995 MOT 39,945
09.07.1994 MOT 39,714
23.06.1994 MOT 39,086
07.07.1993 MOT 39,493
21.06.1991 MOT 38,639
08.05.1989 MOT 38,025
23.04.1988 MOT 37,701
05.04.1986 MOT 36,615
09.03.1985 MOT 36,425
31.04.1984 MOT 36,124
29.03.1983 MOT 35,752
Key Details
  • ModelHerald 1200
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date08.11.1967
  • CC1,147
  • Mileage~47,000
  • HistoryGreat
  • ColourRed
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #GA224492.CV
  • Engine #GA219048HE
  • Last Service18.03.2021
  • RestoredYes
  • MOTYes. Exp - 18.03.2022
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers2
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandNiro
  • Security SysStandard
  • # of Keys2
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned8 years
  • Key FeatureLong Ownership







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£8,350 bid by Darylpalm 29.04.2021 @ 22:40:38
£8,132 bid by Sunworshipper 29.04.2021 @ 22:32:02
£7,930 bid by Darylpalm 29.04.2021 @ 22:30:31
Darylpalm
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Darylpalm

Hi Andrew, my good friend lives in Taunton so when the auction ends I can ask him to pick the car up from you, do you have any spare parts that can be collected at the same time? I am buying the car for my wife and Mine 25th wedding present and she loves the look of the car, regards, Daryl

£7,720 bid by Sunworshipper 29.04.2021 @ 22:25:33
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james devaney
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james devaney

hi do you ship.. ie if possible to Isle of Man?

Kulraj Salh
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Hi James, if you win the auction, we’ll happily put you in touch with Rapido Transport. They charge £1.50 a mile between collection and delivery point. I am not sure however if they are able to get the car on to the Isle due to COVID-secure measures, but they could definitely get it to a port in the UK for you. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

JaneWH
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JaneWH

Hi Andrew – I really love this car and hope I get to buy it. I had a Nissan Figaro in lapis grey which I loved but the engine blew on that one. After a tricky year that we have all had, this is the kind of sunshine most definitely needed.

£3,999 bid by JaneWH 28.04.2021 @ 18:31:03
mwn65
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mwn65

Hello I have a particular interest in this vehicle having just retired I am looking to invest in a classic car, never having had one before which doesn’t need much work, just keep it looking the way it is, and enjoy driving it, however I see from the profile it mentioned a couple of insignificant oil leaks. Can you please advise we’re these are. Thank you

Cedy Pinto
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Cedy Pinto

Hi there, I see you have rather a large bill for labour recently. what work was that for.
thanks
Cedy

Kulraj Salh
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Hi Cedy, we’ve uploaded the invoice to the end of the history section, you can see it here; https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/triumph/1967-triumph-herald-1200-convertible/#gallery4-98 Thanks, Kulraj – Trade Classics

otto123
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otto123

i am aware there is no synchro on 1st gear all i want to know is once out of 1st without any reving called [double de clutching] is there any gearbox crunching between 2nd to 3rd 3rd to 4th and down between 4th to 3rd and all important 3rd to 2nd

£3,750 bid by Jackie 27.04.2021 @ 18:20:21
£3,500 bid by otto123 27.04.2021 @ 17:15:18
otto123
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otto123

hiya is there any gearbox crunching synchro probs ie 4th to 3rd 3rd to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd 3rd to 4th gear regaurds david

otto123
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otto123

how long is mot regaurds david

otto123
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otto123

so the synchros are defective what gear change is crunching without reving regaurds david

specialwelds
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specialwelds

Hi, are there any oil leaks to speak of?

JFVeaz
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JFVeaz

I’ve owned x2 Spitfire 1500s when younger and currently have a GT6 Mk3 I’m half way renovating. I am now also looking at a new addition to my collection with x4 seats not fast for the family to also enjoy. would you say this is a good workable classic with little work needed immediately just ongoing care and attention?

M.Rizwan
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M.Rizwan

Hi mate how much will you accept?

Liamie
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Liamie

Hi there! I see you have mot’d the car in 2021 but surely it is not liable for mot or road tax because of age? Thank you!

£3,250 bid by F1shpond 26.04.2021 @ 20:04:40
£3,000 bid by otto123 26.04.2021 @ 17:42:57
david otter
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david otter

is the rear axle quiet regaurds david

otto123
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otto123

i meant is there any whines or noise from the diff whilst driving the carsay 30 to 50 mph regaurds david

Nicholas53
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Nicholas53

Hi , could I drive it on holiday to the I.O.W approximately 130mls
Cheers nick

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