Old classic to triumph at auction

Old classic to triumph at auction

A rare Triumph Herald is expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction having only clocked up 20 miles in the past 52 years.

The car, which was bought by a female driver in 1961, still has its original tax disc, costing £15, on the windscreen.

The classic car is expected to sell for between £12,000 and £15,000.

"The car dealer sold the Triumph Herald to a lady customer in 1961 and it was delivered to her home on a trailer," auctioneer Tristram Belemore-Smith said.

"Some years later he got a phone call from the family to say the lady had passed away and would he like to buy the car back?

"When he went to see it, he discovered it had not been driven from the day it had been delivered brand new - and decided to keep it as part of his private collection."

Two Triumph Dolomites, which have both done around 80 miles, and a 1960 Triumph Herald, with less than 4,000 miles on the clock will also go under the hammer at East Anglian Motor Auctions in Wymondham at 12pm on Saturday.

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