Triumph - Triumph Herald

The replacement for the Standard Eight was the new 2 door Triumph Herald, which was introduced in 1959, with bodywork design by Michelotti. The Herald had independent suspension on all four wheels with rack and pinion steering. It also had a separate chassis frame which meant body panels could be replaced easily, which resulted in insurance premiums for the Herald being so much lower than other vehicles in the same price bracket.  The Herald was available as a Saloon, drop head or Fixed head body configurations. Initially with a 948cc engine, the Herald became the Triumph Herald S in 1961, at which juncture the 1147cc Herald 1200 was also introduced. A few years later in 1963 there was also the Herald 12/50 which produced considerably more power out of its "1200" engine, which was replaced a few years later in 1967 with the Herald 13/60, which now had the 1296 cc engine. Triumph Herald production continued to 1971.

Triumph Herald tyre size was originally 5.20x13, which is the radial equivalent full diameter 80 profile steel belted 145R13 tyre size, which was in any case offered shortly after in period by Triumph. The Triumph Herald Estate car was fitted with the larger 165R13 tyre size. Both these period correct high speed rated tyres sizes 145R13 and 165HR13 are produced by Blockley, as well as the non standard wider tyre which we list also 175/70R13. See full details details of these tyre sizes below:

Blockley Products for Triumph Triumph Herald

13/14 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)

155/165x13 Thickened Inner Tube

Blockley Thickened Inner Tube

£12.00 (£14.40 inc. VAT)



£83.00 (£99.60 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£62.00 (£74.40 inc. VAT)



£89.00 (£106.80 inc. VAT)