Triumph Herald 13/60 Convertible
In 1963 The Italian designer Giovanni Mitchelotti was commissioned by Standard Triumph to style a new two-door saloon to be called the Triumph Herald. He created a design with a large glass area giving a 93% all-round visibility and a stylish razor edge look, which was becoming quite popular at the time.
It was decided that the car should have separate chassis, rather than a unitary construction as was being developed by other manufacturers. The main tub was bolted to the chassis and the whole front end hinged forward, this allowed really good access to the engine bay, enabling work on the engine to be easily achieved.
The car was a four seater and produced in saloon and convertible form. Originally powered by an 1147cc engine with a four-speed gearbox with synchromesh on 2nd 3rd and 4th gears.
In 1967 The Herald 13/60 was introduced at the London motor show, offered in saloon, convertible and estate bodied versions, the front-end was significantly restyled using a bonnet similar in style to the Triumph Vitesse, the interior space was improved but happily the iconic wooden dashboard was retained. The Engine was upgrade to a 1296cc unit fitted with a Stromberg CD150 carburetor.
The 13/60 signified a 1300cc engine producing 60 bhp.
Manufacturer – Triumph
Model – Herald 13/60
Year – 1967
Engine Size – 1300cc
Transmission – Manual
Fuel – Petrol
Our particular 13/60 is a 1967 convertible and presents delightfully in Wedgewood Blue paintwork together with a striking brand new white soft top. The Upholstery is black and it is fitted with new Coverdale carpets.
The engine was stripped and rebuilt with all new parts approximately 15 years ago and the gauges were all recalibrated at that time hence the extremely low mileage. We have replaced the white rubber inserts to the bumpers and the new hood. We fitted a new brake cylinder and replaced the fluids. The car drives beautifully and for added peace of mind it comes fully serviced and with an MOT to August 2021.