What started as a casual look at a local car that came up for sale turned into a full on hunt for a Triumph Herald…Why? Erm, not sure really, they are just one of those slightly rarer cars that are everything you want a ’60s British car to be: Odd, bit of racing pedigree and rear wheel drive. So it was my Dad that found this car (it’s his fault) and after the usual viewing, test drive and haggle (though none of this mattered; the second the garage door went up I knew I was buying it) I was driving it home. It’s not going to be a massive project, in fact it’s pretty much there…but you know I can’t leave things alone so…erm, we’ll see!
Wheels are Spitfire optional Dunlop Steels.
Engine is a 1500cc from a Spitfire with twin SU carbs, 4-branch manifold and stainless system. ‘Box is a 4-speeder from the same.
The suspension is Spitfire at the front and poly bushed with just a lowering block at the back. Brakes are also from a Spitty with braided lines.
I’ve done a fair bit of work already from changing all the fluids to bleeding brakes to fitting a new clutch master cylinder and balancing the carbs. The interior also got a good clean as it was covered in 43 years of life (and from the smell of it a fair amount of death).
It’s been so cool just cruising about in it this weekend. Still umming and ahrring about what to do. I love the period street racer look and the Outlaw 356 style from my earlier post…let see.
The main reason for getting the car is to have something I can use as much as possible from hitting the shops to hitting the beach this is my not quite daily cruiser.