1968 Triumph Herald for sale - with just 93 miles on the clock

ONE OF A KIND: Alan Fisher at Car-Link in Iford with the 1968 Triumph Herald

THAT'S RIGHT: Just 93 miles on the clock

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

YOU don’t get many chances to pick up a 46-year-old car that is in as-new condition.

But this 1968 Triumph Herald is just that, with a mere 93 miles on the clock – only two a year.

Harking back to the nostalgic Heartbeat era, the 1200 model is a real collectors’ item, in the condition in which it rolled out of the factory all those years ago.

One of the later models of the Herald series, with the largest engine capacity that was fitted to the car, it has white rubber bumpers, a wood laminate dashboard and improved seating over the earlier examples.

The sales team at Car-Link, based at Iford, think that it is the lowest-mileage Herald anywhere.

Director John Hall said: “The previous owner bought it for his daughter’s birthday, but unfortunately she passed away before she could use the car.

“Alan Fisher (a fellow director of the business) found it a few years ago and bought it.

“It’s a genuine museum piece and is, as far as we know, the only one of its kind in existence.

“It’s in almost as-new condition. It drives perfectly.”

The man who bought the car couldn’t bear to part with it and it was kept in his garage until he passed away. The garage has been unable to trace the family.

The Herald first went on sale in 1959 and was offered in saloon, convertible, coupe, van and estate variants. In all, sales numbered more than 500,000.

The F-plated Triumph is for sale at Car-Link for £15,995.

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4:11pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Huey says...

Nice story, but actually quite sad and touching as well.
Nice story, but actually quite sad and touching as well. Huey
  • Score: 7

5:17pm Mon 17 Mar 14

silkcut says...

No wonder the mileage is so low, It's been sat in their showroom for the last 3 years that I can remember!! :)
No wonder the mileage is so low, It's been sat in their showroom for the last 3 years that I can remember!! :) silkcut
  • Score: 7

5:33pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Townee says...

They want to contact the triumph owner club, someone in the club might want to by it.
They want to contact the triumph owner club, someone in the club might want to by it. Townee
  • Score: 5

10:57pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

Wasn't the an article about a sale of a Range Rover to an unknown 'celebrity' by CarLink in yesterday's Echo?

What is the financial relationship between the Echo and CarLink? We pay to read this paper; this is a fair question.

Two linked articles in two days? Hardly discrete, even for the Echo.
Wasn't the an article about a sale of a Range Rover to an unknown 'celebrity' by CarLink in yesterday's Echo? What is the financial relationship between the Echo and CarLink? We pay to read this paper; this is a fair question. Two linked articles in two days? Hardly discrete, even for the Echo. Yankee1
  • Score: 4

8:12am Tue 18 Mar 14

Huey says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Wasn't the an article about a sale of a Range Rover to an unknown 'celebrity' by CarLink in yesterday's Echo? What is the financial relationship between the Echo and CarLink? We pay to read this paper; this is a fair question. Two linked articles in two days? Hardly discrete, even for the Echo.
?? I don't read the paper.
Good observation though.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: Wasn't the an article about a sale of a Range Rover to an unknown 'celebrity' by CarLink in yesterday's Echo? What is the financial relationship between the Echo and CarLink? We pay to read this paper; this is a fair question. Two linked articles in two days? Hardly discrete, even for the Echo.[/p][/quote]?? I don't read the paper. Good observation though. Huey
  • Score: 1

2:17pm Tue 18 Mar 14

jezebellow says...

It wasn't an unknown celebrity! It was Ray Quinn. There was a photograph of him taking ownership of it.
It wasn't an unknown celebrity! It was Ray Quinn. There was a photograph of him taking ownership of it. jezebellow
  • Score: 0

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