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1961 Triumph Herald 948TC Convertible PRICE REDUCED

For sale: 1961 Triumph Other

Technical specifications

Item location:
Colfax, Wisconsin, United States
Engine size:
948 cc twin carb 4 cylinder
Number of cylinders:
Drive type:
Interior color:
Leather Seats
Vehicle Title:
Contact the seller / ! Report


1961 Triumph Herald 948TC ConvertibleExtremely rare and in better than new conditionVIN #L20797LCVClear Wisconsin TitleLess than 200 miles since rebuild was completed.
This car has been completely rebuilt and updated from the frame up.948cc 4 cylinder engine, twin rebuilt SU carbs, new water pump, fuel pump, fuel lines, etc.4 Speed Manual transmission, this is the stock transmission with non-synchro 1st gear.All new exhaust system.
All frame and suspension parts have been stripped, sand blasted and powder coated.Entire drive train and suspension restored to new condition with all new seals, bushings, bearings, shocks and fasteners.Front brakes upgraded to disc brakes and correct larger capacity master cylinder installed.All new body gaskets, body mounts, weather strips, seals and fastenersAll new brake lines, new rear brake cylinders and shoes, new front discs, rebuilt front calipers and new brake pads.All black interior with new heat/sound insulation under the new molded black carpet set.Seats upgraded to MX-5 black leather bucket seats and added three point seat belts.Upgraded electrics to 12V negative ground with new alternator, new multi circuit fuse block and wiring.All standard lights work and have been upgraded to include halogen headlamps and relay, Hazard Flasher, additionalside marker lights and front high intensity driving lights.Instrumentation upgraded to matching white face instrumentation gauges for Volts, Water Temperature, Oil Pressureand Fuel Level.New white vinyl convertible top.All trim and bright work.Complete two part urethane respray in near original (Signal Red) color, underbody spray with matching polyurethane scratchand chip resistant coating.All wheels sand blasted and powder coated with new tires mounted and balanced, including spare.
If the part was not replaced with new, it was rebuilt to new condition.This car is simply a 55 year old, BRAND NEW CAR only BETTER!Includes original Owners Repair Manual and can include original seats if desired.
During the earlier listing, a potential buyer had an inspector come out and look at the car. I did not get to see his report but during the inspection he made the following comments.He dinging me on the non-original electrical system, alternator, wiring, multiple fused circuits, etc. I told him all that is in the description and the original generator system had TWO fuses for the whole car. If you got an electrical short and you were dead on the side of the road. I told him the new electrics is an UPGRADE.He dinged me on the original seats that need recovering and the added seat belts. Again the MX-5 seats are an UPGRADE and seat belts, REALLY?He dinged me on the door fit. The body suffers a common Herald convertible ailment, tub spread. It is repairable but I could find no one that would do it locally.He dinged me on the paint saying it is not show quality. It is not a show car, it is a driver! If I had the additional $4000 for a show paint job, I probably still wouldn't have done it.He dinged me on the carpet fit. I don't know what to say about that except the early MK 1 Herald has a slightly different floor pan than later models and the carpet set is what was available.He dinged me on the non original instruments. The original car has just a fuel gauge. The voltmeter, oil pressure and water temp gauges are again an UPGRADE.He even dinged me on the non original coolant overflow tank. It made sense to me to put it on since Triumph added it in later model years and I had one from a parts car.He walked away saying it is not original. By now I just told him, "No sh!t Sherlock, it's a driver and all the modifications and improvements are in the description".Anyway he said it does not command a top tier price in the condition it is in and the $9500 is too high but did not suggest a price.So, given that inspectors seem to think a concours restoration is the only car that commands the top tier price, the relisted price reflects the non-concours state of the car.
Runs and drives like new.Any inspections are welcome.NO International Sales.$500 deposit via PayPal required within 48 hours of sale closing.Balance payable IN CASH upon vehicle pick up.Balance payable by Cashiers Check from US bank. Vehicle pickup and title transfer after check clears.Sale may close early as car is for sale locally at the Buy It Now price.

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