15th Dec, 2023 10:00

December Classic Vehicles & Memorabilia Auction

 
  Lot 82
 

82

1968 TRIUMPH HERALD 13/60

Sold for £1,000

Note that some lots may be sold provisionally


Lot details

Make: TRIUMPH
Model: HERALD 13/60
Registration: BUR 458F
Engine Size (cc): 1296
Mileage: 63,000
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Date First Registered: 12/03/1968
Current V5: YES
Location: PICKERING
You can view from: Monday 4 December - Thursday 14 December 2023

Current V5 present. Paperwork includes an Owner's Manual, a service book containing 6 written stamps, an original manufacturer guarantee, a Pearson's Illustrated Car Servicing Series for Owner Drivers book, MOT certificates, and various invoices for parts and work carried out.

The vendor has provided the following:

It is a March 1968 Triumph 13/60 Herald Saloon in Gunmetal Grey with approx. 63,000m on the clock. The 13/60 tells us it is a 1.3L 4 cylinder petrol engine delivering 60hp. Naturally aspirated with a single Stromberg carburettor.

The cylinder head gasket was replaced around 4 years ago and the carburettor was also rebuilt and is in excellent condition.

The ignition has been upgraded with a replacement distributor with electronic points. It still has a normal rotor arm.

The original dynamo has been replaced with an alternator and the old regulator removed as part of the alternator upgrade.

Approx 4 years ago, all the front suspension bushes were replaced as were the front springs and shock absorbers. The front disc brakes were upgraded with larger discs and callipers. The rear brakes are drums which are in good order, the handbrake works as it should and does not stick.

The gear box is 4 speed manual (no overdrive) and is in excellent working condition. 1st gear is non-synchromesh but can usually be selected at very low speed without double-declutching. The car is very easy to drive and can keep up with modern town traffic. It will achieve 50mph, possibly more downhill, but is comfortable around 45mph without straining the engine and gearbox.

It has 4 fairly new tyres with less than 500m on them.

Inside, the vinyl seats and door cards are in good condition, although the door cards could do with attention to reseat them.

The headlining has a couple of tears, one about 9 inches wide and is sagging over the rear screen.

The electrics are mostly in good order, some original, some added later and upgraded. The headlamps have been replaced with modern halogen units and relays added. The indicator electrics have been converted to a pcb and a hazard switch added, they can be a little ‘erratic’ at times but will flash!

Externally is where the car needs most work. The body is deteriorating and is in need of restoration work. The photographs show the worst of the rust.

The whole car needs a respray if a good finish is desired.

I believe the car was restored around 2004, however over the years it has become apparently it was not a great restoration as can be seen by filler appearing.

I would describe the car as a running restoration project, although it may need attention to be road legal. It does not have a current MOT, it passed the last MOT in November 2018.

Included with the car are several original parts such as the dynamo, sealed-beam headlamps, and the original distributor.

 

Make: TRIUMPH
Model: HERALD 13/60
Registration: BUR 458F
Engine Size (cc): 1296
Mileage: 63,000
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Date First Registered: 12/03/1968
Current V5: YES
Location: PICKERING
You can view from: Monday 4 December - Thursday 14 December 2023

Current V5 present. Paperwork includes an Owner's Manual, a service book containing 6 written stamps, an original manufacturer guarantee, a Pearson's Illustrated Car Servicing Series for Owner Drivers book, MOT certificates, and various invoices for parts and work carried out.

The vendor has provided the following:

It is a March 1968 Triumph 13/60 Herald Saloon in Gunmetal Grey with approx. 63,000m on the clock. The 13/60 tells us it is a 1.3L 4 cylinder petrol engine delivering 60hp. Naturally aspirated with a single Stromberg carburettor.

The cylinder head gasket was replaced around 4 years ago and the carburettor was also rebuilt and is in excellent condition.

The ignition has been upgraded with a replacement distributor with electronic points. It still has a normal rotor arm.

The original dynamo has been replaced with an alternator and the old regulator removed as part of the alternator upgrade.

Approx 4 years ago, all the front suspension bushes were replaced as were the front springs and shock absorbers. The front disc brakes were upgraded with larger discs and callipers. The rear brakes are drums which are in good order, the handbrake works as it should and does not stick.

The gear box is 4 speed manual (no overdrive) and is in excellent working condition. 1st gear is non-synchromesh but can usually be selected at very low speed without double-declutching. The car is very easy to drive and can keep up with modern town traffic. It will achieve 50mph, possibly more downhill, but is comfortable around 45mph without straining the engine and gearbox.

It has 4 fairly new tyres with less than 500m on them.

Inside, the vinyl seats and door cards are in good condition, although the door cards could do with attention to reseat them.

The headlining has a couple of tears, one about 9 inches wide and is sagging over the rear screen.

The electrics are mostly in good order, some original, some added later and upgraded. The headlamps have been replaced with modern halogen units and relays added. The indicator electrics have been converted to a pcb and a hazard switch added, they can be a little ‘erratic’ at times but will flash!

Externally is where the car needs most work. The body is deteriorating and is in need of restoration work. The photographs show the worst of the rust.

The whole car needs a respray if a good finish is desired.

I believe the car was restored around 2004, however over the years it has become apparently it was not a great restoration as can be seen by filler appearing.

I would describe the car as a running restoration project, although it may need attention to be road legal. It does not have a current MOT, it passed the last MOT in November 2018.

Included with the car are several original parts such as the dynamo, sealed-beam headlamps, and the original distributor.

Auction: December Classic Vehicles & Memorabilia Auction, 15th Dec, 2023

Welcome to our December Auction!

Prospective buyers are encouraged to view specific lots pre-auction and inspect paperwork if available.

The main viewing period for this auction is Monday 4 December - Thursday 14 December 2023.

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The main viewing period for this auction is Monday 4 December - Thursday 14 December 2023.

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Sat: 9am – 1pm

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