1970 Triumph Vitesse MkII Convertible

Lot: 803

Sold for (£): 4,730
Offered for sale is a 2.0L 1970 Triumph Vitesse Convertible manual that has been with the current owner for the last 6 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 103 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Undoubtedly the ultimate Vitesse, the MkII 2-litre Convertible...

  • The Mk II featured redesigned rear suspension using new lower wishbones and Rotoflex half-shaft couplings
  • Refinished in Triumph New White around five years ago. Recently re-trimmed in Red Leather
  • Engine overhauled to run on unleaded. Many new parts including pads, calipers, wheel cylinder, hoses, Rotoflex couplings etc.
  • Six years in a private collection. 800miles indicated (MoT History shows 740 in 2017 though now exempt)
  • Faster than an MGB, with four seats and predictable handling, the Vitesse is the perfect entry into the classic car world

Lot Details

Registration: TOK 587H RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1970 Engine size: 2.0L
Make: Triumph Odometer reading (miles): 800
Model: Vitesse Convertible MOT expiry: 2018-11-01
Warranted: No Chassis number: HC55811CV

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 103 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Paintwork is good, panel gaps are variable (as per original spec)


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Recently retrimmed in Red Leather. The dashboard is in very good condition


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Starts and runs well.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Clutch release bearing is sometimes noisy

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Many new parts including pads, calipers, wheel cylinder, hoses, rotoflex couplings etc.


Minor: Major:


No issues

Vehicle History


The Triumph 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 the Vitesse, 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.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
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