1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

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1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Me. @ Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:20 pm

1966 Triumph 1300 FWD, sold as a project but it is a really good car. Engine starts and runs as smoothly as silk. Been parked up for a good few years but fired up straight away. No offers and only available till this weekend! Please note...it's only shiny because it's wet....but should buff up quite well...a good Preservation class car.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Hooli @ Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:50 pm

I wouldn't buy that because classic = RWD, FWD is modern to me. However it looks a lovely honest example.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Pigeon @ Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:22 pm

Ah, but these were FWD and then changed to RWD when they redid the model range, so FWD is actually classicer than RWD in this case.

I do like it, anyway.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Strawman @ Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:35 pm

I like the tin of travel sweets on the passenger shelf, if that is what that tin is.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Hooli @ Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:49 pm

Pigeon wrote:Ah, but these were FWD and then changed to RWD when they redid the model range, so FWD is actually classicer than RWD in this case.

I do like it, anyway.


I know. But it doesn't work that way in my head & I don't care that FWD started in about 1910 either.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Me. @ Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:50 pm

Interesting fact no:1.....the carpets (well, the overmats anyway) are cut from the Queens Flight airplane during a renovation. The owner of this car took the old carpets and had custom mats made for the car. So........the Actual Queen more than likely walked on the carpet in the front....interesting hey?
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Strawman @ Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:53 pm

Rod holds a candle for the queen, I think, he'll probably be beating a path to your door just for a chance to sniff those carpets.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Hooli @ Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:54 pm

Me. wrote:Interesting fact no:1.....the carpets (well, the overmats anyway) are cut from the Queens Flight airplane during a renovation. The owner of this car took the old carpets and had custom mats made for the car. So........the Actual Queen more than likely walked on the carpet in the front....interesting hey?


Now that is spiffing history!
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Otto Sump @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:23 am

You can't beat a wood panelling/blue leather combo. I like it.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by minimoog @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:47 am

Otto Sump wrote:You can't beat a wood panelling/blue leather combo. I like it.


Vinyl I think.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Rod Rammage @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:10 am

Cute car, you can almost smell it.

But I bet it's a pig to drive.

Mate of mine had a 1969 Herald and it was horrific.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by spast1kunt @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:53 am

Rod Rammage wrote:Mate of mine had a 1969 Herald and it was horrific.

My stepfather once had a Herald about a million years ago and he still goes on about it as if it was the greatest car ever made.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Rod Rammage @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:56 am

spast1kunt wrote:
Rod Rammage wrote:Mate of mine had a 1969 Herald and it was horrific.

My stepfather once had a Herald about a million years ago and he still goes on about it as if it was the greatest car ever made.


My mates suffered from delayed reactions. You put your foot on the accelerator and then a couple of seconds later the car accelerated. You start turning the wheel and there'd be a delay before the front wheels started turning. You put your foot on the brake and it would g-e-n-t-l-y slow down.

Scary to drive.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by spast1kunt @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:04 am

Rod Rammage wrote:
spast1kunt wrote:
Rod Rammage wrote:Mate of mine had a 1969 Herald and it was horrific.

My stepfather once had a Herald about a million years ago and he still goes on about it as if it was the greatest car ever made.


My mates suffered from delayed reactions. You put your foot on the accelerator and then a couple of seconds later the car accelerated. You start turning the wheel and there'd be a delay before the front wheels started turning. You put your foot on the brake and it would g-e-n-t-l-y slow down.

Scary to drive.

What is the one fact we all know about the Triumph Herald though?

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    • That it has a quite fantastically tiny London Taxiesque turning circle of just 25 feet.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Otto Sump @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:09 pm

You can't beat a wood panelling/blue vinyl combo. I like it.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:32 pm

Otto Sump wrote:You can't beat a wood panelling/blue vinyl combo. I like it.


Ha! Otto Alzheimer.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Otto Sump @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:38 pm

Il Duce wrote:
Otto Sump wrote:You can't beat a wood panelling/blue vinyl combo. I like it.


Ha! Otto Alzheimer.


No. Read it again.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:49 pm

Otto Sump wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Otto Sump wrote:You can't beat a wood panelling/blue vinyl combo. I like it.


Ha! Otto Alzheimer.


No. Read it again.


Ah yes. Your shit taste hasn't changed though.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Otto Sump @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:05 pm

Apology accepted.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by Me. @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:53 pm

If your expectations of a product built by the British Motoring industry during the late sixties and seventies are similar to most then you wouldn't be disappointed by how shit it is to drive. It's so shit it's actually quite good. It's kinda like having a mate with no technical ability who decides to build a car and with that in mind you go for a spin to discover that you were right.....he knew fcuk all about building cars.
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Re: 1966 Triumph 1300 FWD

Post by spast1kunt @ Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:02 pm

That's just what happens when you allow a bunch of surly Scousers to build cars for you during a period of social and industrial unrest I'm afraid.
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