Triumph Herald, 1959-1971
Triumph Vitesse, 1962-1971
What's the Herald got to do with me, the Triumph sports car owner?
Fair enough question. Answer: the Herald has a lot to do with your sports car. For example, the Herald was the first series- produced Triumph styled by Giovanni Michelotti, whose designs would later be applied throughout the Triumph range, for both family cars and sports cars. The very existence of the Spitfire and GT6 is due to the basic engineering of the Herald and its upmarket sibling, the Vitesse. Even the engine of the TR250/5/6 is directly related to that of the Herald. (In fact, the Herald engine is itself a direct descendant of the 803cc engine developed for the Standard 8 in the early 1950s.)
Further information about the Triumph Herald and Vitesse includes:
- Herald/Vitesse History (A brief production history of the Herald and Vitesse.)
- Herald/Vitesse Production dates and numbers .
- Herald/Vitesse Spotters Guide .
- Herald 12/50, Australian Style .
- Herald/Vitesse Buyer's Guide . (What to look for when buying, ranges of price, parts availability, etc.)
- Herald/Vitesse Spare Parts Fact Sheet .
- North American Triumph Sports 6 (Vitesse) and Herald Database (Opens in new window.)
- Herald/Vitesse Owners WWW Pages
- Herald/Vitesse Pictures Archive