1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS

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Lot 128
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop
Registration no. CTT 848C Chassis no. GD26431RS

Sold for £ 3,150 (US$ 4,248) inc. premium
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop
Registration no. CTT 848C
Chassis no. GD26431RS
Odometer reading: 52,397
MOT: exempt



*Relatively rare convertible model
*Lowered suspension
*Well maintained


The introduction of the Herald in 1959 marked the beginning of the end for Standard's small saloons, although the Ten's 948cc, overhead-valve, four-cylinder engine lived on in up-rated form in the Herald, endowing the latter with a 70mph top speed and 40mpg fuel consumption. The need to facilitate ease of assembly overseas influenced the return to a separate chassis, but despite this apparent anachronism the Herald proved an outstanding success; its all-independent suspension made for class-leading ride quality and a phenomenally tight turning circle, while Giovanni Michelotti's inspired styling proved attractive to both men and women alike. Larger engines and disc front brakes were adopted as the Herald matured, and by the time production ceased in 1971 more than 500,000 had been produced.
Finished in Cactus Green with red interior, this rare Herald convertible has the 12/50 model's 1,147cc 51bhp engine and front disc brakes. The car appears to be fairly original, though it should be noted that the suspension has been lowered by around 1" and after-market wheels fitted in order to improve the handling. 'CTT 848C' is currently owned by a classic car mechanic and has been well maintained. Accompanying documentation consists of a BMIHT Certificate of Authenticity; some old MoTs and tax discs; a V5C Registration Certificate; and a quantity of invoices from Triumph specialists AJF Motor Engineers and James Paddock Ltd. Cheap-to-run classic fun, the car also comes with an original owner's handbook.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 61 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 2
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 13 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 4
    Brakes: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 11 /20
    Seats: 2
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6 /10
    Main components: 3
    Ancillary components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12 /20
    Starting: 3
    Running: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3
    Mechanical components: 3

    Car History File: 4

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this is the desirable 12/50 Saloon, not Convertible with Hardtop as catalogued.
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
1965 Triumph Herald 12/50 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. GD26431RS
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