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Old 5th July 2010, 00:02   #1171
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Thanks Shyam but mine was a total guess work. Neither I had seen the speedo/dash nor could we see a two tone colour (pista green and white) that were characteristic of the earlier ones.
Sorry my bad, I now think this car wasnt in a 2-tone colour (by which I meant not the original type but just the roof in a different colour) but pista green all over. I might have confused it with my 1st Herald, which I had just bought that year, and that was in the colour combo I mentioned!
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Old 30th July 2010, 20:20   #1172
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A Standard from Indiranagar, Blr...
Apologies for the sub-standard pics ;-)

I think the car was in running condition till less than a year? ago.

A couple of months and this car will be ready for the 'Rusting in peace' thread.

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Here's the same car now, it's deteriorated quite a bit:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/2004452-post99.html

This car needs rescuing ASAP!

SOS!!
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Old 1st August 2010, 13:06   #1173
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Default This could be my next restoration-A Standard Herald Convertible

I might just end up restoring this original Standard Herald Convertible,though I dont like Heralds too much.I will gift it off to someone,(certainly not to the one we all know).
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Old 3rd August 2010, 23:15   #1174
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I might just end up restoring this original Standard Herald Convertible,though I dont like Heralds too much.I will gift it off to someone,(certainly not to the one we all know).
How generous of you Ram

Thank you from the bottom of my heart
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I came across this on You Tube a composition from the 80's serial Subah composed by RD Burman and shows a pic of him sitting in front of a Triumph Spitfire. Did he own one? does anyone know if this car survives?

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LOL Pavan, you are too well known here to be the beneficiary.

@ Stanher and other classic & antique gurus - Was the Herald ever sold in it's convertible avatar here in India? Or is this a case of an owner removing the bolt-on roof and putting in a canvas roof over a pipe frame (seems to be so from the pics). I know that there were a handful of Triumph Heralds which were directly imported and that a few of them were convertibles.

I love Heralds as my dad had one when I was a toddler. Later a Gazel came into the stable and on it I learnt how to set the air and idling screws of a carburettor but, my knowledge of them is still rather sketchy.
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Default Vanguard Estate

This 1952 Standard Vanguard Estate is a rare model. The car is very original and is for sale.

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These cars are fully imported with body built by Mulliners Ltd., a subsidiary of Standard Co.
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The roof is very unique and this is the first time that I am seeing such a unique system. The roof is two piece though fixed and wonder why they had such a system
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The expected price is 1.75L negotiable. I do not know the owner. Understand that some one has offered 1.35L. AFAIK there few missing trims like door handles, head and tail lights. If any one is interest please PM me and I can facilitate the deal

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similar 1952 standard vanguard estate is available in kerala with original engine.
asking price is only Rs.60000/-(negotiable)
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similar 1952 standard vanguard estate is available in kerala with original engine.
asking price is only Rs.60000/-(negotiable)
Guess then the Kerala car is the option as it definitely affordable should any one want to buy this model.
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This 1952 Standard Vanguard Estate is a rare model. The car is very original and is for sale.

The roof is very unique and this is the first time that I am seeing such a unique system. The roof is two piece though fixed and wonder why they had such a system
That's a nice find KPS. Vanguards surprisingly haven't survived in India and are now rarely seen. Estates are pretty rare the world over. This would be a late Series 1A or a Series 2 Estate. Seems very well preserved too. Will turn out very well in the right hands. Possibly the roof section was modified locally by the owner, though neatly executed. To aid the Maharaja's shikar maybe
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Guess then the Kerala car is the option as it definitely affordable should any one want to buy this model.
but the car requires a lot of restoration work like the bangalore one.
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but the car requires a lot of restoration work like the bangalore one.
True. Vanguards have disappeared and are very rare. The car is in a bad shape and requires a lot of work to be done upon.May need lots of efforts ,time, money and patience to get going.The spares are very tough to come by.
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@ Stanher and other classic & antique gurus - Was the Herald ever sold in it's convertible avatar here in India? Or is this a case of an owner removing the bolt-on roof and putting in a canvas roof over a pipe frame (seems to be so from the pics). I know that there were a handful of Triumph Heralds which were directly imported and that a few of them were convertibles.
Sorry again for the delay in reply, ravvs. Reason mentioned in my LD thread.
I can confirm that the Standard Herald never came as an OE convertible, the ones that appear so were all the case that you mention. And VERY few were well-executed and made to look close to the original Triumph Herald convs. I've known only 2 such cars in Hyd., neither being the one posted above here.
Yes, there were a few Triumph Herald convs. imported here too.
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I've been requested to help restore this reasonably original Standard Herald mk3 (4-door), albeit wrongly badged as a mk2, acquired by a friend's relative recently.

This was a 2-owner car and seemed quite well-maintained by the last owner who'd passed away some time ago so the car has been off-road for quite some time before it was sold and moved out.

'has most of the fittings intact, but seems to have been subjected to some amount of vandalism during it's hibernation.

Note the unique stepney tyre carrier under the boot BTW, a feature only on the last ('68-70) Standard Heralds! Curiously on the Gazel that followed, they reverted to the well inside the boot.

The gent is keen on getting a body-off resto but the immediate plan would be to get the car started and on the road first.

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I've been requested to help restore this reasonably original Standard Herald mk3 (4-door),
Whats wrong with the rear axle? i.e. why are the tyres 'folding' up inwards? (or is it that the car is on jacks) I have a very good condition standard in my colony with similar problem...
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