1970 Triumph Vitesse Convertible

Lot: 202

Sold for (£): 7,290
Offered for sale is a 1.99L 1970 Triumph Vitesse manual. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores 82 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A well presented Vitesse with a great history file...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.

ODO 6H was born on the 15th of April 1970 and spent most of its life in Lincolnshire with three owners. The car has been the subject of a significant amount of restoration over the last few years and looks like a shiny button with its smart red paintwork. The hood looks in good condition and the engine sounds as sweet as can be. There is quite a lot of history with the car including the original service booklet with seven stamps in it, the last being at 36,592 back in 1982. It also has its original handbook, along with a plethora of old tax discs, many original receipts for works done over the years and happily, its tool kit.

 The Herald and the Vitesse are now back in fashion, particularly the convertibles and this pretty car is sure to be an excellent buy for its lucky new owner.

Lot Details

Registration: ODO 6H RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1970 Engine size: 1.99L
Make: Triumph Odometer reading (miles): 49320
Model: Vitesse MOT expiry: 2016-05-11
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: HC56268CV

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 82 / 135


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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history