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Severn Valley Railway 5

Some random stuff from a visit to the Severn Valley railway.

 

My mother had a couple of these back in the 60s. Triumph Herald 12/50. This one has non standard wheels and a strange lump in the bonnet which suggests there is something non standard uner there too. They were interesting cars having a separate chassis with the body panels bolted too it. So a car that is relatively easy to restore I guess

Severn Valley Railway 5

Some random stuff from a visit to the Severn Valley railway.

 

My mother had a couple of these back in the 60s. Triumph Herald 12/50. This one has non standard wheels and a strange lump in the bonnet which suggests there is something non standard uner there too. They were interesting cars having a separate chassis with the body panels bolted too it. So a car that is relatively easy to restore I guess

comments (17)

Cool car...
Bill Phillips: They sold in fair numbers in the 60s
Almost looks like a cartoon car character.
Bill Phillips: You could add eyelashes!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Oct 2013, 07:45
A sweet little "keeper," Bill. smile
Bill Phillips: I wonder what it would be like to drive now? They were a bit odd even then!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Oct 2013, 07:53
How design has changed, Bill
Bill Phillips: This is pure 1960s!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Oct 2013, 07:54
Great HDR, makes it a cool car...
Love the POV.
Bill Phillips: My mother had three altogether. One was two shades of purple and lilac, one was lemon yellow and one was red. I think they might have been aimed at ladies grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Oct 2013, 08:11
I learned in one of these. I remember the gears were terrible to engage
Bill Phillips: I drove my mother's for a while. The gears weren't so bad but the live rear axle or whatever it was used to jump round corners in an alarming way!!
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 25 Oct 2013, 09:32
Why did your mother need two cars, was it in case one broke down?
Bill Phillips: Sigh
Great car, Bill. That brings back memories.
Bill Phillips: They were good fun Pauline
yes, very cool car
Bill Phillips: It was probably out of date even when it was first made but a lot of them were sold
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Oct 2013, 11:53
Picasso wrote the license plate. He should have done some more.
Bill Phillips: Haha very amusing young man
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 25 Oct 2013, 11:56
I'm with Larry that is such a cool car
Bill Phillips: They were very popular.
I seem to recall they had an amazing turning circle, and with the bonnet up one could almost step inside to work on the engine.
Bill Phillips: As good as if not better than a London Black cab. 25ft comes to mind
Recognised the headlamp immediately. I had an estate version once. Good little car.
Bill Phillips: They were really, apart from the rear suspension!
This was a terrific car Bill!
Bill Phillips: They were great fun and came in some very interesting colours!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Oct 2013, 19:40
Now I used to have a Triumph Hera;d. It was great if you needed to work on the engine in the rain; you could just climb inside an shut the bonnet behind you.
Bill Phillips: A friend of my Dad's had a Vitesse 2 litre and used to drive it with a bag of cement in the boot to try and keep the rear end going in the same direction as the front
Coooool old car!
Bill Phillips: I remember driving one back in 1968!!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Oct 2013, 06:38
I think the rego plate is melting, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Identity theft Ray

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