The Cars the Star Hillman Imp
The Car's the Star: Hillman Imp
Series looking at classic '70s cars, many of which can be seen in the
background of Life on Mars. Quentin Willson looks at the Hillman Imp. [S]
Triumph Herald Cars
Great period footage of the Triumph Herald.
Despite the claim for the 'new' 1200, most of the cars featured were the
original 948cc powered car - even the estate which was a prototype 948 (X
commissioned) car. HP cars were all Coventry registered, local to the
factory at Canley and with most of the 948cc convertibles sent abroad seems
a London-registered YX-plate convertible was drafted in at the last minute.
Imagine the conversation - "saloon? Check...Twin carb saloon?
Check...Coupe? Check...Convertible? oh b..."
Research and archive for the early Triumph Herald.
Triumph Herald Database
Researching the fate of the 948.
The database needs your help in compiling a listing of all the Triumph
Heralds produced. A mammoth task, so we are firstly concentrating on early
Triumph Herald 948cc examples produced from 1959 to 1961. If you can help
us we'd love for you to get involved - get in touch with any memories,
information, photographs of 948 saloons, coupes and convertibles.
Since triumph-herald.com has started we have had a fantastic response from
owners from around the globe, ex employees (and their families) from
Standard Triumph and many NEW items of information added, to record the
Triumph Heralds introduction. We hope with your help the database will
continue to flourish and find out more information in the future.
Cape Town to Tangiers, Triumph Herald Prototypes
In 1958, two prototype Triumph Heralds embarked on an epic journey,
covering over 9,600 miles through some of the roughest terrain in Africa.
Heavily laden with supplies, fuel and water the cars had very little ground
clearance yet, were able to get through. Over fifty years later and a
collection of photographs from the expedition has been uncovered with many
never seen since the trip.
In addition to the trip we are unearthing archive material from the early
years of the Triumph Herald at
http://www.triumph-herald.com and we invite those with any snippet of
information regarding the early cars to get in touch.