Lot 269 - 1964 Triumph Vitesse
|Result||Sold - £8,120|
- Recently repainted
- Three owners from new
The Triumph Vitesse was introduced in May 1962, re-using a name previously used by the pre-Second World War Triumph Motor Company, and was an in-line six-cylinder performance version of the Triumph Herald small saloon. The Herald had been introduced on 22nd April 1959 and was an attractive two-door car styled by the Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. Within two years, Triumph began to give thought to a sports saloon based on the Herald and using their six-cylinder engine. Michelotti was again approached for styling, and he came up with a car that used almost all body panels from the Herald, combined with a new front end with a slanted four-headlamp design.
This elegant Vitesse shows only three owners since it was first registered in November 1964. Recently benefitting from a full respray, this Triumph now presents well in white with a contrasting red interior. We are informed that this Vitesse is a joy to drive and started on request. This hardtop version is offered for sale with a V5C registration document and without reserve. Some fun summertime driving awaits the successful bidder.
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