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May, 2017 v2
Added 65 DU (Coventry Cars to D list)
6,459 Cars in Database
9 cars added to the database - all, sadly, being period photos of cars that no longer exist. Here's the first to go - as it was written off in 1966! A Convertible 698VPF. A couple more convertibles make it into the database too, 9639IJ and RCL900.
A couple of mystery photos, both factory related 3755HP and KGS130. A fab colour photo of Coupe starting with DHV that originally went to Singapore and another well travelled car 8050WU. One final car (so a tenth) is actually a 1200 - but as it will be no longer very soon we have added it to the archive to record it. 416UXU.
6,394 Cars in Database
11 cars added to the database - most being period photos of cars that no longer exist.
A fab series of photos have come through for a monoton Coffee coupe - 829KYD. Records for saloons include 494EKC, UNT444, 3453NA and 5380NX. A coupe as a taxi in the US - AKN027.
A possible convertible (that DOES exist!) - that was a one owner car in Queensland NLD100.
6,384 Cars in Database
6 cars added in March - all saloons with just the one; G19432 surviving. The others are great period photos and info: 5946VF, 1950WD, KC57, 3386JH and a Saloon S ???CLD. We have details on XVC942 - a car we already had in the listing but certainly no owner details. This car was owned by Ken Richardson.
6,373 Cars in Database
19 additions to the database with a mix of both existing and period cars. 6 existing saloons (including one as a convertible RSL142) and two new coupes including Y13471L - which sadly may not exist for much longer! We have added references to a convertible 594 WHK, which no longer exists; a Saloon S (1788LJ) and twin carb car GY3349 (441BMJ) - so that's the full set of variants too!
6,367 Cars in Database
Year End Summary.
2016 saw an increase in both period photos and info on cars that are no longer with and also vehicles that are still around. The condition of the existing cars varies widely with a concern that still a large percentage are in poor condition and are subsequently scrapped. 2016 saw a couple of listed cars scrapped, which amazingly, included a UK convertible.
Jan 2016 saw 6,288 cars in the database with that figure at 6,348 by the end of the year - an increase of 60 cars.We continued the 'Update' news feature on the website which lists each addition to the database, complete with live link to the individual car listing. This works well.
Revenue from Google adverts on the website have really tailed off due to perhaps more ad blockers being used. Despite the 'more that obvious - click here to help the site' not many people actually do!
Our book 'Trauma at Triumph' has been received very well from the launch back in May. The 164th copy is being shipped out today. Copies of the book have been sent all around the world. We considered a stand at the MG/Triumph show at Stoneleigh to sell the books (with a number of spares too) this year but this will not happen. We took some books to the TSSC show at Santa Pod last year but the show was a little fragmented, didn't really have any serious footfall (Saturday) frequented by rain and we didn't really offer any for sale.
The physical archive has developed once more, over the year, with several rather nice findings including a car roof sales board from Princes of Loughbough, period illustrations, original technical drawings and a number of period photographs and printed material. None of these items end up on the Triumph-herald.com website however, they are often documented on our Facebook profile.
Period material sent through has extended our Herald rally archive for which plans and initial stages have been started for a rally book.
We now have enough photographs for a complete 1958 - 1964 era Triumph prototype book, for which a draft cover was produced. We have a number of very details photos of the Tr4, Conrero, Herald, GT6, Spitfire, Vitesse plus a number of weird and wonderful creations that never made it past the design/buck stage - at least I say that, then I find a photo of a period registered car!!
2016 we set up the website www.triumphheraldconvertible.co.uk - primarily to document and organise the history of VDL634, this has been extended and will eventually include details of ALL 948 convertibles and will run in tandem with the main Triumph-herald.com site. As a WordPress powered site 948 convertible owners could, in theory, access their own car info adding details and new info accordingly.
www.triumphheraldcoupe.co.uk remained untouched in 2016 and all links simply point to the main www.triumph-herald.com site.
Over Christmas 2016, we discovered a number of cars not contained in the database, enabling the archive to expand straight away in 2017, which is great news. These cars are a healthy mix of both period and existing cars.
6,348 Cars in Database
December 2016: Seven new additions. Two existing cars a Saloon G41426 and Coupe Y12016 both in Australia.Three cars are from shows but sadly no details of these are cars are coming up as surviving: 7878DT, 156AXA and 142DUC. An old photo of 8571JH and info an another coupe 567EXO.
Our book - Trauma at Triumph saw number 158, the latest to be sent out. Get yours now in time for Christmas.
6,348 Cars in Database
November 2016: Four new additions to the database - two new cars and two new photos from cars we had. The two new cars are period details of 4504CZ and 2636IJ. Two new photos are of XHP247 (G2) on test in Ireland and OFO421.
Our book - Trauma at Triumph saw number 154, the latest to be sent out - it went to the USA.
6,341 Cars in Database
October 2016: Four new additions to the database with a couple of amendments to existing cars. Two new Coupes - both in Australia; Y6032 and Y13730. A period photo of a Coupe 556EHO and a UK Saloon 573UYR. This particular car was, until very recently registered as YLE29. A convertible for sale in the US Y20563LCV, which was in the archive, gets an update.
6,339 Cars in Database
September 2016. A classic Triumph Herald for your School Prom?
September 2016: Five existing cars added to the database - with each model featuring too! THREE coupes - two with positive ID's. Y11257 and Y9245, both in Australia and a Canadian coupe for sale in Canada. A convertible that was in the database but now it has photographs thanks to the new keeper - Y22836LCV in in the US. Finally a new find in the UK - currently missing a Commission number, GEC492 we are trying to work it out with more research.
6,335 Cars in Database
August 2016: Book number 132 was despatched and sent to Australia. We also get a mention in the latest TSSC Courier magazine with a photo and a "thoroughly recommend."
Car update see two new Coupes added to the list of survivors - one, on first impressions looks later, with many later parts fitted but the Commission Number of Y17484 confirms the original ID. The car, registered as ZE1163 is in New Zealand. A UK car 713VC has been added and again, looks like a 1200. The commission we have for the numberplate gives a big difference in build date to registration date - what was the car doing during this time - we'd love to know.
A couple of period photos have been found and added with two having commissions in the list already 6145HP and 4513DU. Period photos also include 366WJ and DDJ141. We have added 482UXS, a 1200 coupe, to the list too, so it isn't confused with an earlier car.
6,330 Cars in Database
July 2016: Book number 128 was despatched and arrived just in time for Fathers Day. Hopefully some books can go to Triumphfest - the TSSC meet, this year it is at Santa Pod (The old Stafford International Show) Read more here...
Car updates include the confirmation of the commission of ZHG508, a great story from Vince Eager and his two coupes UCJ993 and 4970BY. Thanks too to Grant Cox who has sent through a number of original numberplates of cars that have been re-registered. Very often the current owner is not aware of the original numberplate that the car was issued with when built. Some cars we then have older photographs of where the car was wearing its original plate and a later - the car is the same! Some examples include: 339UXO which was originally 961WML, 100PTD which is now PSL599 and EAS 997 which has replaced the original plate of 559 FTT. A couple of convertibles too have revealed their original numberplates thus indicating their original area of first delivery: GSL 401, a convertible now in Finland, was originally GEO 186 from Barrow-in-Furness.
The other convertible was originally a saloon and it's the final piece to the puzzle confirming, beyond doubt the car was a saloon. The car APA 477A was originally registered as the rather nice plate of 95RPA in Surrey. Datewise, correctly asthe original saloon G46887 pre-dating the build of the convertible Y19658CV, it was falsely being associated with
A period photo of 618MVT in Liverpool and a Herald S logbook for 281VTW complete the update for July.
6,325 Cars in Database
June 2016: The Book - designed, printed delivered. Order yours today! Over 120 books have now been despatched with great feedback coming in from all over the world. Read more here...
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April 2016: 12 cars added to the database and a couple of updates to existing cars Firstly, and rather amazingly four, yes FOUR new coupes added - surviving coupes. Y3041L in Croatia, Y7944 in Ireland (ZW6636), Y16368 (5724HP) and 850KJO in the UK. A single existing Saloon G66158 (MRO5807) in Goa, India and a barn find Convertible in the US Y20151LCV - Period photos make up the other additions 599OAF a Saloon S with the others all Saloons. UNV656, XYK776, YAX354, 1374AT and 2263CD.
6,321 Cars in Database (+11 as 5724HP was in the database already - photo and surviving status updated.
March 2016: 12 cars added to the database and a couple of updates to existing cars. A number of cars are located in Australia and despite the photos taken a number of years ago all are reported to still exist. x1 coupe WIJ029 and x2 Convertibles, RCV032 and 5G0001 albeit we have no commission numbers to verify these cars. New existing saloons including a report of early car G396. RDE467 is an early saloon still existing in Australia along with 271379. A very early CKD, AMI coupe with no details and a burnt out coupe now broken for spares. A strange one in Sri Lanka - a convertible commission with lots of coupe parts- Y6361CV. A saloon for sale in Finland OY876. Finally a couple of period photos YYL15 and SU9423 - both saloons. Updates include a 1959 saloon sadly broken - but happier a 1959 Saloon with a new owner and being restored.
6,310 Cars in Database
Feb 26, 2016. New convertible added. Feb 26. Y9693LCV
6,298 Cars in Database
February 2016: 8 cars added to the database include x2 existing coupes, both in Australia, both sadly minus Commission numbers - 158TBB and ZHG508. A 'new find' saloon in the UK - 591SPP. A possible new convertible with French numberplates AV549GK plus a couple of period photos - coupe in Nigeria KWB4664 and another coupe in Singapore SU3572. Details of two further cars sadly with no photos; an early Herald from July 59, TDL977, registered on the Isle of Wight and a black and white coupe 601TPC
6,297 Cars in Database
January 2016: 8 cars added to the database include x2 existing coupes - Y7365, a UK car finished in Coffee and White registered as 6717CR - a 'modified' South Australian Coupe RRO974. A possible convertible in what looks like old crash damage, it is located in Australia registered as 8EA383. Some great period photos - Coventry registered convertible 7322DU, which travelled from the UK to India. Period saloons include a Targo Purple car with the great numberplate of BB19, a period photo from Australia featuring HNF646, P4767 and XVE414.
A couple of updates added to cars in database - 6097PO did seem in really good condition - it now seems to have lost its engine, let's hope it is a restoration as opposed to the car being broken. Finally, AU9562, which on first look seemed to be a convertible but now confirmed as a coupe.
December 2015: 7 cars added to the database with a period photo of 7312DU being added to the database, with details we already had. After listing all the saloons existing we can, in theory, add two more KGM470 and 05924H- albeit we have no commission details. There are a couple of period photos YZA378, two from a 1961 film - a coupe and saloon, a period advert for YAA735 plus a memory of a red and white coupe 55GTX.
6,280 Cars in Database.
November 2015:13 cars added including a great period photo of a solid red coupe 5811DU, period photo of a New Zealand Coupe CJS441. Period photos of L2716, 45AUS and three cars we can't quite read the numberplates including Signal Red Saloon and 1959 Saloon. RSK538 a 1959 Saloon has come up for sale so we have updated the archive. There is an issue with a convertible - APA 477A, which turns out to be a converted saloon - so we loose one convertible off the survivors list which is back to 55. 6,273 Cars in Database.
October 2015: Two very early existing Coupe: Y233 in Australia and Y343 in New Zealand - both CKD cars. Y19558CV offered for sale in UK, updated photos. TZA167 wreck photo in Ireland and a very original Saloon in Australia G55369.
6,260 Cars in Database.
September 2015: Period photos of ODO68 and (finally) XHP251, a 948cc Convertible 1959 model for sale in Australia - CHP16M, and a Logbook for G23948. 6,254 Cars in Database.