1959-71 TRI­UMPH HER­ALD

HIGHLY SUC­CESS­FUL SMALL CAR ON A SEP­A­RATE CHAS­SIS, FAMED FOR ITS TIGHT TURN­ING CIR­CLE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Of The Vauxhall Velox & Cresta Pa -

Af­ter flirt­ing with the fin on its Phase III Van­guard and ‘lux­ury’ Stan­dard 10 vari­ant, the Pen­nant, Stan­dard Tri­umph em­braced it fully with the 1959-on Her­ald and left them un­touched un­til the end of pro­duc­tion in 1971. It was a huge suc­cess and ap­peared in sa­loon, coupé, con­vert­ible, es­tate and van form.

The orig­i­nal 948cc en­gine was sup­planted by a much more use­able 1147cc unit in 1961, an up­rated 12/50 joined the range in 1963 and (from 1967) buy­ers could opt for a 1296cc en­gine.

The frown­ing-fronted six-cylin­der Tri­umph Vitesse of 1962 shared the Her­ald’s bodyshell… and fins, of course!

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