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Old 20th October 2013, 00:21   #1606
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Hi josejoseph,
Here are the pictures you asked for.It is currently in Banglore. Thinking of a way to bring it to Alappuzha.
It is a two door hard top version.4 speed, 1000cc engine(actually 9xx cc dunno exactly).frameless doors.rear independent suspension with positive camber rear wheels
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The engine is a 948 cc...and the best way to get it down to Kerela id to drive it down. Am more than willing to undertake the trip for you if only to enjoy driving one of these cars again. I owned a 1964 model from 1972 up to 1980 and enjoyed many thousands of kms driving it. do contact me directly if you want my help
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The engine is a 948 cc...and the best way to get it down to Kerela id to drive it down. Am more than willing to undertake the trip for you if only to enjoy driving one of these cars again. I owned a 1964 model from 1972 up to 1980 and enjoyed many thousands of kms driving it. do contact me directly if you want my help
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hi collector,
I require all the help I can get . I am very much interested in driving it down here but I would need a checklist before I can start from there so that I can be sure that the car is in the right condition.

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I owned a 1964 model from 1972 up to 1980 and enjoyed many thousands of kms driving it.
Thats nice to know! Mine's a 64 model as well!

Any pics. of your car btw?
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Can any one provide me with the tire sizes for the Standard Herald Mark 2 and also the cost of them and where I can get a set of 5 of them?possibly white walled ones

I think I would require to change the current tires
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Can any one provide me with the tire sizes for the Standard Herald Mark 2 and also the cost of them and where I can get a set of 5 of them?possibly white walled ones

I think I would require to change the current tires
Tyre size for X-ply is 5.60-13. Same size as 118NE. However, X-plies are practically impossible to find now! Even normal ones, forget about whitewalls!
I've asked even a few tbhpians around for help in sourcing them in Bangalore etc. but so far to no avail!
I've decided to finally import a set (when money permits!) as they are available on ebay UK.

Otherwise if you're in desperate need, you'll have to make do with radials (155 80 R13 is the size I think) but the handling is not so good I've heard.
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Clicked this around 4 years back at Panampilly Nagar, Kochi. 2 of my favorites vehicle when I was a kid in early 90s. Had both of them in the family when I was a kid but I always liked the Standard 20.
Some info on the Standard 2. The Standard 20 sales declined when the Bajaj Tempo Matador stole the show.
In 1958 the Standard Atlas panel van and pick-up was first vended, a cab-over-engine design. It initially used the 948 cc engine from the Standard 10, making the resulting vehicle woefully underpowered, even with its 6.66:1 final drive ratio. In 1961, the Atlas Major was introduced, and sold alongside the original 948 cc Atlas. This variant was powered by the Standard 1670 cc wet-liner motor, as used with different capacities in the Vanguard cars, and the Ferguson tractor. The same engine was also used in Triumph TR2, TR3 and TR4 sports cars. To use this larger engine, a substantial redesign of the cab interior and forward chassis was necessary. The vehicles were of a high standard but not priced competitively, which resulted in relatively few sales. In 1963 the Atlas Major became the Standard 15, with a new long-wheelbase variant, with 2138 cc engine, became the Standard 20. Later that year, the Standard name became disused by Leyland, and these models were rebranded hastily as Leyland 15 and 20. By 1968 when production ended in the UK, all variants were powered by the 2138 cc engine and badged as Leyland 20s.
These vehicles were badged as Triumphs for export to Canada, and possibly other overseas markets. The van's tooling was also exported to India after UK production ceased, where the resultant vehicle continued in production until the 1980s
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A very interesting news from The Telegraph.
A 52-year-old classic car Triumph Herald, with one careful lady owner and only 20 miles on the clock, which is expected to fetch thousands at auction.
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Old 21st October 2013, 21:28   #1612
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hi collector,
I require all the help I can get . I am very much interested in driving it down here but I would need a checklist before I can start from there so that I can be sure that the car is in the right condition.

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What I had meant was that I am willing to go to Bgl and check out the car for you and also to drive it down to kerela. If you want me to that is. Do let me know. You can call me on 9159618884 at any time.
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What I had meant was that I am willing to go to Bgl and check out the car for you and also to drive it down to kerela. If you want me to that is. Do let me know. You can call me on 9159618884 at any time.
Dear sir,

Appreciate your help a lot . I will surely ring you if I require your help.
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A barn find somewhere in USA. This 1960 Triumph Herald was sitting idle since the 80s (source -barnfinds.com)
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A Standard 20 starring in the newly released Malayalam movie Idukki Gold.

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The condition of this van seems pathetic .

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A barn find somewhere in USA. This 1960 Triumph Herald was sitting idle since the 80s (source -barnfinds.com)
BTW, were Triumph Heralds officially sold in the USA? Or, is this a private import?


Secondly, doesnt the door handle of the Standard 20 seem like Fiat 1100D/ Premier Padmini ones?

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BTW, were Triumph Heralds officially sold in the USA? Or, is this a private import?
Yes they very much were sold there officially as 'export' models, all LHD like this one posted by jose above. They were initially sold there with the 948 engines as the ones sold here, but when the 1200cc was introduced in the home market (UK), they too were upgraded, but rebadged as "Triumph 1200":

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRIUMPH-HERA...-/390682210891

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Triumph...-/400590902945

You can get more info. on them here:

http://www.fairpoint.net/~herald948/database/


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Secondly, doesnt the door handle of the Standard 20 seem like Fiat 1100D/ Premier Padmini ones?
Yes those do look like Fiat door handles. Not sure if they were fitted as original on these or actual Fiat ones though, as I remember seeing too many S20s (when they were still around) with these handles.
However, this van's driver's door handle should be a locking type?!

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Yes those do look like Fiat door handles. Not sure if they were fitted as original on these or actual Fiat ones though, as I remember seeing too many S20s (when they were still around) with these handles.
However, this van's driver's door handle should be a locking type?![/quote]

Quite true!
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Have we reviewed this Chennai car before ?

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Have we reviewed this Chennai car before ?

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Very much. This is Mr. C S Ananth's 1966 TRIUMPH HERALD 1250

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