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1959-1964 TRIUMPH Herald specifications

1959-1964 TRIUMPH Herald specifications Classic and Performance Car

One of the new small family car stars of the 1959 Motor Show, the Herald was a bit more upmarket than the Mini or Anglia. All that really held it back was the lack of power from its 948cc engine, even in the twin-carb form used in the convertible launched in 1960 (worth a 25% premium) and soon offered as an option for the saloon. There was also a Herald S launched in 1961, but don’t go thinking that stands for Sport. It was actually a stripped-out budget model that continued for some time after the 1200 arrived and, though rarer, is the least valuable of the range.

Production

  • Production:
    76,860
  • Price at launch:
    £702
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,400
  • Price (good):
    £1,650
  • Price (average):
    £850
  • Price (project):
    £350

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    31.1secs
  • Top speed:
    71.0mph
  • Power:
    35.0bhp
  • Torque:
    41.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    36.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, transverse leaf spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3886mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2324mm
  • Width:
    1524mm
  • Height:
    1321mm
  • Weight:
    870kgs

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