Another Herald? Yes! 1963 Barn Find

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Like the Heralds we have recently featured, this is an example of Triumph’s idea of an economical sporty car that could, at least theoretically, carry four people. We own a 1963 convertible, roughly 8,000 serial numbers earlier than this car. Thanks go to reader Matt K. for this great find! The car has been stored since 1971, which means the indicated 25,912 miles may be accurate, although looking at the wear on the clutch pedal pad, I’m wondering if it really is 125k. It’s located in Columbus, Ohio, and is up for sale here on eBay with an opening bid of $1,000 and no reserve. On the negative side, the engine will not turn over, the floors have major holes, the frame has some rust issues and the shifter has been removed from the transmission and is open. It does look complete and one thing to keep in mind is that the mechanical components from most Spitfires are literally bolt-in and are very inexpensive. Do you like this car, or the pair from California?

 

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Comments

  1. Bill McCoskey

    I owned one of these for a short time back about 1980. Horrid car to drive at higher speeds. This has the same drive train & frame as used in the Spitfire. Problem is, the body sits a lot higher than the Spitfire, and the combination of higher center of gravity and swing axles makes for very interesting handling at highway speeds. It always felt as if the rear end was trying to pass the very under powered front half of the car!

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