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Triumph Herald


Produced: 1959-1962, 76860 produced. ((including Herald S))
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Triumph Herald

Standard-Triumph rewrote the small car rules in 1959 with the arrival of its new Herald range. The Herald introduced an unusual construction method and also used a separate chassis, the opposite to every other new car. Herald bodies were assembled from sub-sections (front end panels, mid section, roof panel and rear wings/boot) made for Standard-Triumph by outside suppliers. The body sections were assembled onto the separate chassis and enabled the car to be built in a variety of different styles (saloon, coupe, estate, van and convertible).

The Herald Saloon featured two doors, a roomy boot and had the front hinged bonnet assembly also common to the rest of the range. Early Heralds were quite basic and the interior trim included a cardboard dashboard to save weight and costs. Power came from a tuned Standard 10, 948cc twin carb engine which gave the Herald lively performance.

Buyers Guide Triumph Herald featured in Practical Classics March 1994 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.

Source: Motorbase


948ccS4 OHVStandard/Triumph S4 OHV63mm x 76mm8.1

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/RRack-and-pinionIndependent/Coil SpringsIndependent/Transverse leaf spring


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
80 mph22.8 s0 s0 mpg0 bhp 0


WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 7"4' 0"12' 9"5' 0" 0 (16)0' 0"

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