Triumph Herald Coupé 948cc (twin carbs) 1959-61
Note: this example depicts the earlier smooth finished hardtop now rare because of it weaknesses
See specifications below illustration. To HERALD & VITESSE page.
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Triumph Herald Coupé 948cc (twin carbs) 1959-61 Specifications
4 Cylinder in line
Bore: 63mm, Stroke: 76mm
Displacement: 948cc
Compression ratio: 8.5/1
Carburettors: twin SU H2
Power output: 50.5bhp at 6,000rpm
Torque: 48 lbft at 2,750rpm

Maximum speed: 71.5mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 30.4secs
Overall fuel consumption: 32.4mpg

Steel body & panels bolted onto steel backbone frame

Clutch: 6.25in single dry plate
Gearbox: 4-speed, synchromesh on
top 3 gears
Ratios: Top 4.45, 3rd 6.62, 2nd 11.2, 1st & reverse 19.45
Differential ratio: 4.55

Bolt-on 13in Pressed steel disc
Rims: 31/2D, tyres: 520 x 13in

Girling hydraulic drums front and rear
Rack and pinion
Turning circle: 24ft

Front: Independant coil and wishbone with telescopic hydraulic dampers, anti-roll bar, rear: independent with transverse leaf spring
Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 7ft 8in
Track - front: 4ft 1in
Track - rear: 4ft
Overall length: 12ft 9in
Overall width: 5ft
Overall height: 4ft 4in
Dry weight: 15.75cwt

Fuel Tank: 6.5gals
Engine: 8 pints
Cooling: 8.5 pints

Herald Coupé 948cc Production
1959-61: 23,426 produced.
Total Herald production
1959-71: 289,575