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Triumph Herald Coupe
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Triumph Herald Coupe Reply with quote

Hi all,

Originality appears to be on the side of this fairly scarce Herald Coupe, I especially like the original letters that survive, and that the correct registration will come with it (albeit on retention right now).

http://ebay.to/2yWWQEk



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

298 EVE is not the car's original registration number - it was transferred to the Coupe some years ago by the previous owner. It has presumably now been put on retention because the car no longer has an MOT and the seller is trying to preserve his 'investment'. This car has been on the market for some time at 10,000 - let's see if it sells for a more realistic figure!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10k..you are right its more a case of getting back an investment with this one.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't it one of these that Triumph [or, someone?] fitted a Coventry Climax [SOHC?] engine in, as a performance option?

Word had it, the coupe top was removable for fine weather?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:

Word had it, the coupe top was removable for fine weather?


Must have been an export option then Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack Brabham offered the Coventry Climax conversion; theoretically it could have been on any body style, but the Coupe was the usual option because it already had the higher geared axle ratio.

The roof is/was detachable, simply because that's how Heralds are built up - you can remove the roof of a saloon, or even the estate or the van if you wish - but it's not a simple exercise to be done every time the sun shines, and obviously there is no soft top facility ...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that......knew my brain still had some functions left.....I did like the coupe....but it was a bit of an oddball in the range?

I wonder if anyone turned a Vitesse into a coupe?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:


I wonder if anyone turned a Vitesse into a coupe?


Well, Harry Webster, the Triumph engineer responsible for the Herald, did for a start - it was known in the factory as the Kenilworth Dragster!

Reputedly there was one ex-works Vitesse coupe registered in 1963 (I think) but this may have been Webster's car being sold off. Because of the Meccano nature of the Herald there have been more recent versions too.
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