This past summer, Jamie (one of our longtime writers) purchased this little stash of Heralds from a friend. He wrote about the acquisition here in a post, and at the time, he wasn’t sure what he was going to do with them. However, since you can also see from this post that he has a lot of other projects, he’s going to pass the new Heralds on and will keep his wife’s light blue one. You’re actually looking at two complete cars plus a totally restored chassis and drive train. There are also a lot of other spares including at least two engines and five doors that aren’t pictured. The asking price for the entire package is $3,500 and they are all located in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Jamie says he’s a motivated seller, so don’t be afraid to make an offer!
Jamie’s description: The black convertible is a 1200, unfortunately, it does not come with a title. The previous owner (a very good friend of mine) purchased it as a “complete car” through eBay but did not end up using any parts. The frame was much rustier than represented to my friend, so any thought of putting the car on the road “as-is” went out the window.
The gray 1200 was the project that my friend was having professionally restored. It’s unusual by being right hand drive, and it has a title. Please note that both of these are convertibles by design, not removed roof sedans. My friend intended to finish the body on this frame (there are a lot of patch panels from the UK included) and then transfer it to the restored frame/suspension/engine/ transmission combination shown in pictures below. I’m not sure I’d do that; I think I’d put the black car on that frame and put this one back on the road on the frame it’s got. Why? Because you can never have too many Heralds! Okay, perhaps you can–that’s why I’m selling these 2-1/2 cars.
Here’s another shot of the gray car. It’s very straight! Also, if you’re local, I’ll throw in a year’s membership to the Triumph Club of the Carolinas — if not, we’ll make it a free year in the Vintage Triumph Register.
This is the rear suspension of the restored frame. If you pay the asking price, I will throw back in the camber compensator shown here that I planned to install on my wife’s Herald. All bushings are brand new. My friend estimates he had in excess of $10,000 in the cars and the work that had been professionally performed. And if you think I’m making money, you’re wrong!
Both the 1147 cc engine and transmission have been professionally rebuilt by a shop near Charlotte, NC. I think I have the receipts and will update this post if I find them. I’ll help with loading if you want them shipped…I’ll take more pictures if there’s something in particular you want to see.
Thanks for listing your Herald Stash Jamie! If any of you have a classic that you are thinking about selling, please consider listing it here as an Exclusive. There’s no risk and as long as your car is priced right, it should sell quickly.