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Old 18th May 2019, 10:49   #1906
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Have been seeing this Standard Herald since few weeks on an elevated parking in Cunningham Road, Bangalore.
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A Standard Herald MKIII(?) seen in Mumbai by Viren Parikh

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A Standard Herald MKIII(?) seen in Mumbai by Viren Parikh

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Yes, it's a mk3 with a modified rear suspension, fitted with a rigid/beam axle, most probably from a Standard 10, and twin leaf springs. Quite a few Heralds here in the south were modified thus.
the wheels on this car are of Fiat though.
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Standard with some non-Standard company

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Way back in 1973 we were in Madras shopping for my uncle's approaching wedding. When we were shopping at Spencer's in Mount Road I remember seeing 4 ladies coming in a chocolate red Herald, so obviously it was a 4 seater Herald and not a coupe, can't remember whether Standard or Triumph. They parked their car in front of Spencer's which had a huge parking area in the front in those days and I could watch the car from the Spencer's. Till then I have seen only the Herald sedans and convertibles. This car had a different top; it was matt finish black and looked as if made from a rubber compound; maybe it was fibreglass. The car top did not have rear side windows and the rear windscreen was smaller, just like the convertibles. The top was rounded or had a rather smoothened edge above the rear windscreen, unlike the sedan which has a sharp well defined edge and more like the coupe.
I was wondering whether any of the old timers have seen this car in Madras. Did Triumph at any time make the coupe type tops for the 4 seaters also?
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I was wondering whether any of the old timers have seen this car in Madras. Did Triumph at any time make the coupe type tops for the 4 seaters also?
Triumph had a 4 seater coupe with a more rounded top. I think it was made of fibreglass. I know this because I arranged to buy this top for a friends triumph herald from England. Unfortunately he lost interest or did not want to spend money. But yes your description fits the bill, it must have been a triumph 4 seater coupe probably imported with the racing top!
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Seen in Navi Mumbai. Looks like a runner.

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Does anyone know, where is the chassis number imprinted on the chassis of Herald cars?
Mine has a plate that mentions the engine and chassis number, but the RTO wants the imprint on the chassis frame.
Any leads would help.
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Does anyone know, where is the chassis number imprinted on the chassis of Herald cars?
Mine has a plate that mentions the engine and chassis number, but the RTO wants the imprint on the chassis frame.
Any leads would help.
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The commission no. and engine number on that riveted plate are the correct numbers for the RTO. For Heralds they were not stamped on the body/chassis. There is a number stamped on the front cross member of the frame, but that is a different number altogether and will not match. Unfortunately the only thing to do is try and reason with them.
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Old 16th May 2020, 03:07   #1915
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courtesy: Madras Local History Group.

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A nice "commercial" Herald . Seems to be MSV-x059.

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Way back in 1973 we were in Madras shopping for my uncle's approaching wedding. When we were shopping at Spencer's in Mount Road I remember seeing 4 ladies coming in a chocolate red Herald, so obviously it was a 4 seater Herald and not a coupe, can't remember whether Standard or Triumph.
Till then I have seen only the Herald sedans and convertibles.
Firstly, all Heralds in India were 4 seaters, only difference was in the doors (2-door and later 4-door)
The coupe version was never available in India and it had a different looking roof altogether:

https://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=137613&country=au

Also, there were never any convertible versions of the Standard Herald (Indian) either. The so-called convertibles you'd seen here were all owner or dealer-modified cars. Standard Motor Products (Madras) also did a few such conversions for a brief period on customer's order (obviously at a price) but they were simply fitted with a soft top, which stood out grossely like a rickshaw top, as seen on most of these converted cars.

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Triumph had a 4 seater coupe with a more rounded top. I think it was made of fibreglass. I know this because I arranged to buy this top for a friends triumph herald from England. Unfortunately he lost interest or did not want to spend money. But yes your description fits the bill, it must have been a triumph 4 seater coupe probably imported with the racing top!
Or a modified Standard Herald.
The Triumph Herald coupe came with only a metal roof though and looked like this:

https://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=137613&country=au

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Seen in Navi Mumbai. Looks like a runner.

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Seen pics. of this car when was freshly done up, taken at kalina by kasli years ago!

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A nice "commercial" Herald . Seems to be MSV-x059.
Thanks for making out the number for me!
Could be a conversion or even a Herald front end unit that was a driveway chassis offered (though apparently not for too long) by Standard Motor Products:

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This 1937 Standard Flying 12 have rediscovered in Bangalore

Seems to be a complete car with a fast back body

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Old 21st June 2020, 00:57   #1918
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In the late sixties, I used to see a Left Hand Drive Standard 8 convertible usually parked at a hotel (Casino Hotel, if my memory is correct) in Wellington Island, Kochi (Cochin, Kerala). If I remember correctly, it was a Standard 8 and not the Super 10. As far as I know Standard 8 never had a convertible model. Has anyone seen this car or could anyone please enlighten me on the possibility of a tourer version of Standard 8.
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Please watch this episode of Barn Find Hunter -

Shot in rural England, this episode features a lot of Standard Triumph cars and Atlas vans and other British cars. I'm sure Stanher will find this very interesting.
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