Lot No. 202 -
1970 Triumph Vitesse Convertible
Sold for: £7,290
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.
Year of manufacture:
Wednesday 11 May 2016
CCA Vendor Condition Report