1967 Triumph Vitesse 2-Litre Convertible
example in good running order; overdrive gearbox; Mazda MX5 seats; Mota-Lita
steering wheel; stainless steel exhaust
Produced between 1966 and 1968, the Herald-based Triumph
Vitesse Mk1 was a beefed-up 2-litre version of the Vitesse 6 which had first
gone on sale in 1962.
Powered by a smooth 1,596cc six-cylinder engine developed
from the Standard Vanguard Six, the Vitesse 6 was lovely to drive but lacked
oomph. Its replacement rectified this by upping power to 95bhp thanks to an
increase in capacity to 1,998cc, sharing its powerplant with the contemporary
Triumph GT6 and 2000 saloon. Mated to an optional overdrive gearbox, it was good
for a genuine 100mph and was advertised by Triumph as ‘The Two Seater
Particularly easy to maintain thanks to its hinged
bonnet/front wing assembly, the Vitesse retained the Herald's amazingly tight
turning circle, making it a doddle to manoeuvre and park.
Dating from August 1967, this Vitesse 2-Litre Convertible
has the desirable overdrive gearbox and has been in the current ownership since
2013. Looking particularly sporty on wire wheels with a woodrim Mota-Lita
steering wheel, it has also been fitted with a stainless steel exhaust, a modern
Philips CD/radio and more supportive seats from a Mazda MX5.
Although there is precious little history with the car,
six old MOTs show that it has always been in light regular use, clocking up some
7,000 miles since 2005. Although it no longer needs one, it has a current MOT
valid until April 2022 with no advisories recorded. An original owner’s handbook
is also included.
Starting promptly and running sweetly as we have moved it
around on site, it appears to be in generally good order throughout and is ready
for some fun top-down motoring over the long hot summer that undoubtedly lies
ahead of us.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or