The cars : Triumph Herald/Vitesse

The new standard-bearer Alick Dick, the chairman of Standard-Triumph laid down plans for the company’s next new small car. Codenamed Zobo, it was to replace the Standard 8 and 10 and was tasked with attracting younger buyers back into the fold. It was a tall order, but by taking the decision to move towards the […]

Gallery : Standard Gazel

The Gazel was designed in India and engineered to use a mixture of entirely indigenous parts. This Mark II Gazel demonstrates the array of styling differences (by Nasir Hussein) that distinguish it from the earlier Herald. There were many engineering differences too, not least the use of the Toledo live rear axle. Top photo courtesy […]

Gallery : Standard Herald

The Herald appeared on the Indian market in 1961 to replace the Standard Pennant. It went on to enjoy a long life and went through a couple of changes during it’s life. This Mark I Herald shows the use of Standard Ensign badges and Pennant hubcaps (Photograph by Mike Long) This Mark II Herald shows […]

Marques : Triumph Story, part two


Triumph: the winner that never was THE Triumph car company, like Rover, was a genuine British success story of the 1960s. From the low-point of being declared bankrupt in 1939 – and being picked up by Standard in 1945, the Triumph name had forged ahead. So much so, that from 1959 onwards all new Standards […]

Why we love the… Triumph Herald

“Heraldry, what it means to me”, by Dale Turley What does the Triumph Herald mean to me? When I was a small child, my parents always changed their car more often than I changed my underwear. My earliest motoring memories were my mothers company provided and signwritten ‘Singer Sewing Machines’ Morris Mini van, and my […]

Archive : Herald upgrades

In line with the general trend for more power, Standard Triumph announces the introduction of an engine conversion kit for the Triumph 1200 range. This comprises twin carburettors, redesigned inlet and exhaust manifolds and a new camshaft. The power output is raised, it is claimed, from 43 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. to 60.5 b.h.p. at […]