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Lot No. 702 - 1965 Triumph Vitesse Mk I Convertible

Sold for: £3,300

A well presented Vitesse with overdrive...The Triumph Vitesse was introduced on 25th May 1962, resurrecting a name previously used by the Triumph Motor Company in the thirties, and was an in-line 6-cylinder performance version of the Triumph Herald small saloon. The Herald had been introduced on 22nd April 1959 and was an attractive two-door light car styled by the Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. Within two years Triumph began to entertain thoughts about a small sporting saloon based on the Herald and, ideally, using stocks of their existing 6-cylinder engine. Michelotti was again approached for styling input, and he penned a delightfully balanced small car that utilised nearly all the body panels from the Herald, combined with a new front end with a slanted 4-headlamp design. GGF 297C was born on the 13th of August 1965 and is powered by 1.6 litre, six-cylinder engine coupled to a manual gearbox with overdrive. Finished in 'Fire Engine' Red with a black soft-top, the car is described as being in good clean condition and driving well. We understand it was restored between ten and fifteen years ago and is described as being 'in good usable condition'. Supplied with a current MoT certificate valid until February 2017. The Herald and the Vitesse are now back in fashion, particularly the convertibles and this pretty car ticks all the boxes.
Details Specification Condition Report
Year of manufacture:
1965
Make:
Triumph
Chassis number:
HB25117
Engine capacity:
1.6
Body colour:
Red
MOT Expiry:
Wednesday 08 February 2017
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
GGF297C
Model:
Vitesse
Odometer Reading:
12701

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

81 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Super Mk I Vitesse style.

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Good but would benefit from some upgrades.

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

Runs well.

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

Drives well has covered very few miles in the past 5 years.

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Electrics

Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Everything works...is fitted with hidden in cupboard Radio and CD Player.

Vehicle History

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