The Triumph Herald was a small 2-door from the sketchbook of Giovanni Michelotti (famous for the Triumph Spitfire and BMW 2002 designs) and the manufacturing plant of the Standard-Triumph Company of Coventry. The lightweight body-on-frame type chassis was used on several cars after it went out of production, including the Vitesse, Spitfire and GT6 (all of these cars use a hinged-foward hood & fender section for engine bay access, part of the original Herald design). Find this 1962 Triumph Herald convertible barn find offered for $3,800 in Brentwood, CA via craigslist. Tip from Kaibeezy.
The Herald was a small car at just over 12 feet in length and powered by a 1.0 liter inline-4 that puts out 35 horsepower. Even with a 1500 lb curb weight, performance will be dubious. At least the funky styling and vintage looks should keep you entertained while you attempt to reach freeway speeds. For a barn find this one doesn’t look too horrible and if the frame isn’t rusty we’d be tempted to just drive it as-is.
This would also make an
excellent terrible sailboat.
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