|The Triumph Vitesse was introduced on 25 May 1962, and was an in-line 6-cylinder performance version of the Triumph Herald small saloon. The Herald had been introduced on 22 April 1959 and was an attractive 2-door car styled by the Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. Within 2 years, Triumph began to give thought to a sports saloon based on the Herald and using their 6-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 4-headlamp.|
The Chassis was in fact a much improved and strengthened version of the Herald and by the time the MK2 was developed they became a well sorted car with silky smooth performance from the six cylinder engine
And overdrive enabling an easy high cruising speed.
There were no real competitors to the pretty four seat full convertible design until the launch of the Stag and the Vitesse proved very successful until production ended in 1971 with only 3000 convertibles mk2 being built.
This lovely example was owned for many years by the Triumph Speed Six club chairman and featured in books and magazines due to its originality.
She is very original and has a delightful charm that many restored cars cannot produce.
There is a comprehensive history file and she drives really well with a pace that would surprise many modern car owners.
Supplied fully inspected and serviced with a comprehensive 12 month warranty.