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benblaney
May 13, 2004, 9:04am Report to Moderator
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I'm looking for some help.  I'm looking for a particular car.  It was bought new by my Godmother, a wonderful human being.  She owned it for about 20 years.  I was interested in cars from an early age, and she decided that she'd give it to me for my 17th birthday.  Unfortunately, she lost her sight when I was about 7, and thought that keeping the car for ten years was impractical.  She later told me that she regretted that.  She died a couple of years ago.

I'd like to buy the car, and restore it to its former glory, as a tribute to her, and to belatedly fulfil her wish for me to have it.

Now, I've been told that the car hasn't been scrapped, but that's all I can find out.  I sent a letter to the DVLA asking them to inform the current keeper that I'd be interested in buying it, but I don't know if they will forward it or not.

Anyone got any ideas how I can find the car?

Should I post the registraion number?  (I already searched the whole forum, and got no hits).

Cheers,
Ben


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Try emailing our registrar Nick Jackson (registrar@club.triumph.org.uk). He'll be able to tell you if it's owned by a club member, or if it has been recently.

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I will!  Thanks!

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I think that you will need to spread your net to locate the car.
Prob. a good idea to use the other Triumph owners club's as well.

Also stick the reg. no up on this site.


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May 13, 2004, 5:18pm Report to Moderator

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You can also check out this site http://www.drivearchive.co.uk

There may just be a chance someone has put on some history of the car


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I look after some of the Herald records for another Triumph club. If the car in question is a 948 or 1200 I'll see if it shows in my records, but I have to say that enquiries like this are always a long shot. Nevertheless, keep trying everywhere you can,
Cheers,
Bill.


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Quoted from timbancroft61, posted May 13, 2004, 3:20pm at here
I think that you will need to spread your net to locate the car.
Prob. a good idea to use the other Triumph owners club's as well.

Also stick the reg. no up on this site.



Ok - It's 596DXX.

I'll get off to the TSSC...


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Quoted from Raider, posted May 13, 2004, 5:18pm at here
You can also check out this site http://www.drivearchive.co.uk

There may just be a chance someone has put on some history of the car


Cheers for that.  I've registered, and I'm just adding the car to the Wish List!



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Quoted from heraldcoupe, posted May 13, 2004, 10:32pm at here
I look after some of the Herald records for another Triumph club. If the car in question is a 948 or 1200 I'll see if it shows in my records, but I have to say that enquiries like this are always a long shot. Nevertheless, keep trying everywhere you can,
Cheers,
Bill.


Bill - I'd appreciate it, thanks.

To my eternal shame I don't know what model it is.  I haven't been able to do much research yeat.  It must be quite an early car because its registration number is 596DXX - which makes it pre-1963 (?).

Erm... it's not a convertible - I'm sure of that!

I have a couple of scan photos, but stupidly I left them at home.  I'll nip back and put them on a CD and bring them to work and upload them.  (Just moved home, and don't have an internet connection yet).

I really appreciate all the replies.  Hopefully I can find the car - and then I'll be able to stick around and annoy you all with my restoration questions!

Cheers,
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I found a scanned photo of the car, if anyone's interested.  I was sure I had two, though - and the filename seems to support that idea, but I've no idea where the other is.



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What a great photo

It would be wonderful if the car was still around - good luck with the hunt


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Just tried the RAC trace service - it didn't find the registration which implies the car is neither taxed or subject to SORN.


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Quoted from Raider, posted May 15, 2004, 10:57am at here
What a great photo

It would be wonderful if the car was still around - good luck with the hunt


Thanks Raider - it's a little piece of my past that I'd like to get hold of and put into tip-top condition.  An ambition, I suppose.

<fx: fingers crossed>


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Quoted from Raider, posted May 15, 2004, 11:07am at here
Just tried the RAC trace service - it didn't find the registration which implies the car is neither taxed or subject to SORN.


I've been trying the RAC site every few weeks since I heard about it!


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I've checked through my records and unfortunately it doesn't show up. The car in question is a Herald 1200 Coupe. Registration records show that the number 596DXX "was made available" in 1962, though that alone wouldn't confirm the year of registration, some numbers were not issued to vehicles until a couple of years after they were first made available. There is a further clue in that the front valance looks like an early pattern which was deleted in June 1962, so it's a safe bet that the car was registered sometime during 1962.
Good luck in tracking it down. Coupes are arguably the most desireable of all Heralds,
Cheers,
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One other thought. Try asking on the Yahoo Herald group - over 400 members with all kinds of club affiliations. The URL is http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/triumph_herald/
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For some reason this story has really "grabbed me" - I hope there's a happy ending  (tho I fear the worst )


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Quoted from heraldcoupe, posted May 16, 2004, 9:01pm at here
I've checked through my records and unfortunately it doesn't show up. The car in question is a Herald 1200 Coupe. Registration records show that the number 596DXX "was made available" in 1962, though that alone wouldn't confirm the year of registration, some numbers were not issued to vehicles until a couple of years after they were first made available. There is a further clue in that the front valance looks like an early pattern which was deleted in June 1962, so it's a safe bet that the car was registered sometime during 1962.
Good luck in tracking it down. Coupes are arguably the most desireable of all Heralds,
Cheers,
Bill.



Thanks for looking, Bill - I really appreciate it.


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Quoted from heraldcoupe, posted May 16, 2004, 9:07pm at here
One other thought. Try asking on the Yahoo Herald group - over 400 members with all kinds of club affiliations. The URL is http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/triumph_herald/
Cheers,
Bill.


Good thinking that man!  You'll go far.


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Quoted from Raider, posted May 16, 2004, 9:16pm at here
For some reason this story has really "grabbed me" - I hope there's a happy ending (tho I fear the worst )


Thanks Raider.  My natural tendency is toward pessimism, but I'm trying to remain upbeat.  The kindness and enthusiasm of people here has helped, for sure.

I'll keep you all posted...


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Quoted from heraldcoupe, posted May 16, 2004, 9:07pm at here
One other thought. Try asking on the Yahoo Herald group - over 400 members with all kinds of club affiliations. The URL is http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/triumph_herald/
Cheers,
Bill.


Bill, if I wasn't a heterosexual, I'd give you a blooming great big kiss!  You're a hero - what a great idea!  The car has been located, via the Yahoo! group.

Only trouble is, it's in New Zealand.

On the good side, it's owned by John Kipping - so I reckon he's taken good care of it.  He bought it from my Godmother (indirectly, as she asked a friend to sell it for her).

I've had contact from John, and <fingers crossed> there's a happy ending - if not now, then at some point in the future.


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There arent many more men that can take better care of a Triumph than Mr Kipping Im sure!

Hope this works out for you! What an amazing tale!

Found out how much shipping costs from NZ yet?

At least you know it's still alive - that's the main thing.



James


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Crikey!

That's a marvellous story, Mr Kipping will look after her.

By the way John appeared on the front page of the Daily Telegraph motoring section back in about 1997 filling up a light blue Herald Coupe- this must have been your car. This was about the time that Lead Free fuel was introduced and John was stated as saying that Lead Substitute was not necessary.

Also have a word with Dave Pearson at Canley Classics- as John used to be in business with Dave. 01676 541 360



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1967 Spitfire mk2: Wedgewood Blue. Bought November 2010. Almost seems civilised. Car has done a RBRR (Dave Picton 2010). Blimey, could be on the road soon!
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Quoted from timbancroft61, posted May 18, 2004, 10:54am at here
Crikey!

That's a marvellous story, Mr Kipping will look after her.

By the way John appeared on the front page of the Daily Telegraph motoring section back in about 1997 filling up a light blue Herald Coupe- this must have been your car. This was about the time that Lead Free fuel was introduced and John was stated as saying that Lead Substitute was not necessary.

Also have a word with Dave Pearson at Canley Classics- as John used to be in business with Dave. 01676 541 360



I'm amazed myself, at how quicklt the car has been traced since I started looking (rather than thinking about looking) last weekend.

I'll get in touch with the Telegraph to see if their pictures department can come up with anything.  Wow - what a memory you have!

I've emailed Canley Classics - about another car.  One they have on ebay at the moment.  I think I've had a rush of adrenalin - I've got all Triumph crazy!





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Quoted from benblaney, posted May 18, 2004, 11:02am at here


I think I've had a rush of adrenalin - I've got all Triumph crazy!






WELCOME TO THE CLUB! - LITERALLY!



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Triumph Crazy- It's a disease, you'll end up with at least two Triumphs sitting on your driveway!


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1970 GT6 Mk.2: Royal Blue 6 RBRRs (98, 00,02,04,06 & 10), 2 10CRs (03 & 07). 2 HCRs 1 LCC, lots of Autosolos and numerous track days. Bought in 1983, crikey where did the time go! Now running the Roy Lacey cooling system!

1969 2.5Pi Mk.1: Slate Grey 3 10CRs (05,09 & 15), 3 RBRRs (08, 12 & 16), 3 HCRs, 2 LCCs. A few alloy panels, does need the pi kit fitting. Bought April '04. Needs paint! Just fitted some new 7J Minilites-not copies!

1967 Spitfire mk2: Wedgewood Blue. Bought November 2010. Almost seems civilised. Car has done a RBRR (Dave Picton 2010). Blimey, could be on the road soon!
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What an absolutely cracking story - I can just sense the enthusiasm.


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What an excellent thread this is!!!! Can't believe i've only just seen it.

Methinks it needs to be written up for the Club Mag it's quite inspiring.

Ben - let us know what Dr Dave reckons about the car - he probably knows the car.



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Quoted from Greeks, posted May 20, 2004, 7:27am at here
What an excellent thread this is!!!! Can't believe i've only just seen it.

Methinks it needs to be written up for the Club Mag it's quite inspiring.

Ben - let us know what Dr Dave reckons about the car - he probably knows the car.


I'd be happy to write up everything I know as an article - could be quite therapetic.  I suppose I'd better download the membership form and complete.  Can I join even if I'm not a Triumph owner?  I haven't heard from JK that I can buy it - but I haven't heard that I can't...


Er... "Dr. Dave"?  You've lost me there


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Certainly you can join the Club without owning a Triumph tho I expect you cant wait to get one now.  Look forward to welcoming you as a member.
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1970 GT6 Mk.2: Royal Blue 6 RBRRs (98, 00,02,04,06 & 10), 2 10CRs (03 & 07). 2 HCRs 1 LCC, lots of Autosolos and numerous track days. Bought in 1983, crikey where did the time go! Now running the Roy Lacey cooling system!

1969 2.5Pi Mk.1: Slate Grey 3 10CRs (05,09 & 15), 3 RBRRs (08, 12 & 16), 3 HCRs, 2 LCCs. A few alloy panels, does need the pi kit fitting. Bought April '04. Needs paint! Just fitted some new 7J Minilites-not copies!

1967 Spitfire mk2: Wedgewood Blue. Bought November 2010. Almost seems civilised. Car has done a RBRR (Dave Picton 2010). Blimey, could be on the road soon!
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Well the car has been located.  That's the good news.
The owner is John Kipping, who is a well-known Herald nut and is likely to have taken very good care of it.  That's also good news.
However, JK emigrated to New Zealand, and took the car with him.  That's the bad news.

John has very kindly agreed to sell me the car, if I pay for shipping back to the UK - which is fine by me.  Negotiations are under way.  John seems to be a very busy chap, so I don't want to bug him too much and become an irritant.  I'm in no hurry, really, either.

So, anyone know any shipping agents on the South Island?


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some of the blokes on the vw scene (there are people bringing in vans from every country youve ever heard of and some you aint!!)seem to use an agent in hull.i cant remember the name of em now.but i think a good agent will have contacts all over.
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Ok, so it looks like the car is going to be on its way back to the UK.

Anyone have any suggestions on a firm who'll take on the task of restoring the car?  Trouble is, I don't know what state it's in currently.

If it helps, my "home" is Essex (though I live in the Middle East atm).

Is it best to go to a Triumph specialist, or someone local to Essex, or just someone who's good?

I'll try to write up my experiences so far, and see what I can gather from my family and friends to see who remembers anything about it.  I'll try to keep a "journal" of sorts as we go along.

BTW, I did my club membership application yesterday!

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Have a word with Dave Pearson at Canley Classics, I bet he knows the car - Dave was John's spanner man for years and I bet he knows this car already!


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Quoted from Jason, posted July 26, 2004, 2:45pm at here
Have a word with Dave Pearson at Canley Classics, I bet he knows the car - Dave was John's spanner man for years and I bet he knows this car already!


Good thinking, Jason, and you're right.  Dave restored the car for John 20 years ago!

I understood that Canley Classics are snowed under with work.  I kind of thought that they might not be interested.

But it might suit me if they do a bit at a time as and when they're not too busy with other stuff...


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Oh yes they are snowed under and I know that they are turning away work but this is kinda special - it's not that often you get a car that's been around the world back home! You can but ask and I reckon it would be a nice touch to have the Coupe back under the Pearson spanner! As for keeping a log, why not try a Blog? See http://www.bloger.com for a free one -it's a weB LOG and it's about the easiest way to create a web site that you want to update regularly.


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Ben, are you out there?

What's the latest - I'd love to know


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Quoted from Raider, posted November 28, 2004, 4:22pm at here
Ben, are you out there?

What's the latest - I'd love to know


Well, it's all gone a bit quiet.  I did email John last week, and am awaiting reply.

I've been enjoying reading the club mag, though - a thrill to see my name on the new members page a couple of issues ago (despite the little white lie about /current/ ownership...!

I'll keep you all posted - that's for sure.

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Only just found this thread. Wow, it was really uplifting – just what I need first thing on a Monday morning when I'm supposed to be working! I'm on the edge of my seat hoping that everything works out in the end.

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That's what I like to hear although I can't take all the credit.

Ben, you must write this up for the magazine the moment the car sets foot (wheel?) on British soil again – I think a lot of people would love to read about it.  You could always do a follow up or two later on when Canley's have worked their magic.
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Quoted from SpitfireQ, posted November 29, 2004, 10:19am at here

That's what I like to hear although I can't take all the credit.

Ben, you must write this up for the magazine the moment the car sets foot (wheel?) on British soil again – I think a lot of people would love to read about it. You could always do a follow up or two later on when Canley's have worked their magic.


I certainly will!


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Did you get the car home after all ?
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Quoted from Smallfry, posted June 27, 2005, 11:03pm at here
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Did you get the car home after all ?


Sadly, no progress.  I'm still working on it.



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Is there any news on this yet?
I can't help thinking it's unlikely, but it would be great.




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Quoted from Greeks, posted October 26, 2006, 2:58am at here
Ben

Is there any news on this yet?
I can't help thinking it's unlikely, but it would be great.




Still no news, sadly.  In fact, JK hasn't posted to the Herald yahoogroup for a while.  Hope he's okay...



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JK is fine I spoke to him a week or two ago. He is busy again having come out of retirement to take on a new business (new to him). Unfortunately the subject of Dixy didn't come up in our conversation so I'm not aware of what was planned for her. I have fond memories of Dixy she being my first Herald restoration back in the 80's. The poor old girl then went on to live a very hard life variously being used by Fiona Kipping, or abused by various Kipping staff as a loan/company car. I recall having to drag her in from various locations where 'considerate' staff had abandoned her due to running out of fuel, flat batteries, and the like. She was looking rather weather worn again by the time she emigrated having spent the year previously parked up in one of the sheds here at Fillongley. I must have pictures of her when under restoration at our first workshop in Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate somewhere? 
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Just fount this threat for the first time and just spent the last few minutes reading it from the start.

What a fantastic story.  I hope the car is closer to coming home!!

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What a great story and i too would love to see it featured in the club mag. I wish i had access to photos as good as yours, when our car was new.
Good luck hope you get her soon.

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I have a picture of it!!!

I first saw this thread today and it rang a bell. The photo is of its arse in a barn. It's from a TSSC magazine from a few years ago so I'm not sure if I can post it here. So what I'll do is scan in the whole article and send it to you via a private massage later. Unless an admin says I can post it here for all to see.

It's nothing special. In short the guy who did the Vitesse register went around the world and visited John Kipping. One month he included a photo saying "can you guess who owns these cars?".  Even Dave replied to it as he's quoted two issues later.
I'll scan that as well for you.


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Mac Reynolds? I remember the article.
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That's the guy. It was in issue 458, Feb 2001, page 38. He says you were the first to reply and said "this one's easy, as I built both of these cars many years ago, spent a bit of time co-driving 50 JK with Club Triumph around Britian three times, West africa Safari etc. 596 DXX (Dixie) spent most of its life as a fleet company car - it had to be rescured several times after being abandoned by varios employees".

Scanning now.


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Really hope this works out for you.
Would make a great story and an even better car.


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This story reminds me of some research I did trying to find my Dad's first sports car, a very early Ginetta G4 convertible with a removable hardtop. After 3 weeks of constant phoning, emailing and dead ends I eventually found his car alive and well in the States! It had been through 2 restorations and has a 2L Lotus engine now though, but I felt so good to have found it.

I contacted the current owner, and although he assured me that the car wasn't going to be for sale for many, many years he was good enough to email me some photos he had from the period my father owned it and up until now. I had these professionally printed out and I bought a Ginetta key fob and gave them to my Dad for Christmas last year. At first he just thought they were some old photos of a stripped ouot sports car, but then the shape and vents he made appeared and it dawned on him which car he was looking at. It's an odd feeling making your Dad cry in sadness and happyness at the same time.


It's such a great feeling when you find an old car that you let go many many years ago, and even better if you manage to buy it, so I really hope that this works out and you can get back what should have been yours. Good luck with the purchace and transporting etc,
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I've just delved into the archive and pulled this from the Courier issue in question. Also found a pic of Hutch's car on teh cover no less!



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It all sounds like we need to send a petition to JK!



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This thread has gone a bit quiet!

I admit it, it was me that told Ben where Dixie was located.

It was also me that went along with Fiona, later Mrs.Kipping, to the house in Wimbledon, where I lived before I emigrated in 2002, during the mid 1980's to inspect Dixie prior to the Kippings buying it.

I also sent Ben a couple of photos that I took of the car, parked in a very small driveway behind a Volvo of some kind.

I hope Dixie finds her way back to the UK, perhaps Ben needs to take a holiday to NZ ?

A VERY nice country.

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For various reasons, I've been pre-occupied.  Have renewed interest in getting the car back to Canley for a full restoration, so will be contacting JK in the next few days.

And, yes, that may mean getting on a plane to NZ, which I'm perfectly prepared to do...

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Say a BIG Hi to John and Fiona for me, won't you?

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Count on it!


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Glad to hear you're getting somewhere ... albeit slowly. But all good things come to those who wait!

The story continues...



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Wow, A three year thread...

You're a patient chap!


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it seems unreal that this thread started so long ago!my first visit here for a while.will keep looking to find out more.

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UPDATE:

Email from Canley Classics this morning, reporting that 596DXX landed at Felixstowe!  More to follow!

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Email from Canley Classics this morning, reporting that 596DXX landed at Felixstowe!  More to follow!


Brilliant news!
When do we see some pictures?
Cheers,
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Brilliant news!
When do we see some pictures?
Cheers,
Bill.


As soon as possible, I hope.  I am having the best day in years!


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Fabulous news, Glad you found the car and even happier that you were able to buy it back from JK.
Good luck for the future.


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Fabulous news, Glad you found the car and even happier that you were able to buy it back from JK.
Good luck for the future.


Thanks Scott.  I'll keep putting updates on this board...over the next four years!


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Quoted from heraldcoupe


Brilliant news!
When do we see some pictures?
Cheers,
Bill.


Okay, so I was in the UK last week, and saw the car.  I have pictures.  Should I upload them here, or put them on one of the online photo sites and post the link?



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Do whatever you like - both is possible. But please upload pics - I hhave been waiting to see this car for four years now  

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It's up at Canleys and I've seen it - often - needs work but the potential is there for a really nice car


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Such a brilliant thread. When i started reading it i had to go out to the car park and check the reg of the old herald thats laid up there, Which i may or may not have just put a note on asking if it was for sale.


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just read this thread wow, what a great story, ive read it from start to finish total ingrosed.

well done let see some photos soon.


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Hmm.  For some reason, I'm not getting email notifications of additions to this thread, and I don't remember to check very frequently.

As a teaser, here's another period photo of the car that I found while tidying my study yesterday (well, what else is there to do when you've called in sick?).

I'll dig out and post the best of the "current state" photos, that I took earlier this month at Canley Classics.  That'll have to wait until I get home from work, though, or I'll get fired for being a slacker.

Thanks for all your messages of support.  Much appreciated.  I'm a happy chap, that's for sure.



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Good luck with the resto Ben, a fantastic story with a happy ending!
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Trying to make this the longest running thread in the history of the board.   To recap: I posted here in 2004.  The car was found almost immediately, but had moved to New Zealand with John Kipping.  The car arrived back in the UK in 2008, I visited it...and then it sat and sat and sat.

the news is...

I was in the UK last week, so I went up to Canley Classics and saw Dave and the car.  I've provided a deposit, and Dave has agreed to begin the restoration in the new year.  We're going to go back to original (at some point in the late 80s someone fitted a 1300 motor to it).  I just dug out the heritage certificate, which says that it had disc brakes from new - so that's nice.

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I share your enthusiasm.  My Herald was owned by my grandfather then my mother after his death and now me since 1980.  I had my car restored by Chic Doig.  There is nothing like a living piece of family history such as an old car that you can remember for most of your life, if you get my drift.....
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What a brilliant and truly inspiration thread!

All the best,

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what a cool story, can't wait to see some resto pics!


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The suspense is killing me, i need pics  


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Hi there,

I got the first three pictures of the tear down.  I'm pretty non-technical, so I describe it as "it's a car that doesn't look like  a car any more".  

Will keep you all posted!

Cheers,
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...I think I've asked this before but does galvanising risk warping the Triumph 'small-chassis'? If not, for what it costs, it would be well worth considering...
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You can always cold galvanise. Once you have shot blasted to bare metal you can paint with Galvafroid. Its not cheap but its is an exceptionally high quality ZINC based paint. I used two coats.

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...Won't protect the inside of the chassis, though like 'hot-dip' galvanising - replacement  L. Rover chassis' tend to be galvanised but they are, of course, a fair bit heftier...
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For the inside we used waxoyl. Drilled about 4 3/8" holes and sprayed it in. Capped the holes with grommets so there is future access to give another dose of waxoyl.


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Well, I was in the UK last week, running an errand, so I took a ride up to the Midlands to see how it's all going.

There are some pictures that I'll post, but first I want to say that I am completely convinced that Dave and the team at Canley Classics are the perfect people for this job.  Not only that there's some history with this car - the link with John Kipping, the work Dave did to the car in the mid 80s - but because I just know that Dave is doing it right.  I can't imagine a more knowledgable person, and I see the meticulous, intricate....obsession with getting things right.  Couldn't be happier.



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Quoted from G.in_Lux
Wow, A three year thread...

You're a patient chap!


It is now 12 years, now that truly is patience.

But it is well worth the wait I reckon.


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It is now 12 years, now that truly is patience.

But it is well worth the wait I reckon.


Definitely worth it!  


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By the way, it was mentioned previously in this thread, that the car appeared in the paper in 1999.  I got in touch with the Daily Telegraph, and they sent me this image of the piece.



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Love it!
I remember the article in The Telegraph!!!!!
Pleased to see this is still on-going- keep up the good work


"They may be drinkers Robin, but they're also human beings"
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...I remember Rod Ker writing about how he had a Herald trunnion let go at about 40mph....he said that it was 'swimming in oil'....
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Lovely story.  12 years. Car SOS do this in 3 weeks!   Oh dear have I stirred something up?
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Lovely story.  12 years. Car SOS do this in 3 weeks!


Apparently they don't it is all fake jeopardy.



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Lovely story.  12 years........


I am sure many of us myself included have "projects" that go beyond the 12 year mark.
One of mine is at least 33 years but "its nearly ready, only 4 weeks work needed"

But a great story and good luck with the restoration. As many have said Canleys are the boys for this car.

Adrian


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Apparently they don't it is all fake jeopardy.



I've been told by someone involved that the 3 weeks is correct?  



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My car was in Classic Car Weekly this week.



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I've read the Article Ben, I buy CCW most weeks.

When is the Herald likely to be back on the road?

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we are shooting for completion on 1 April.  in fact, i booked a flight to come over and collect it.  


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We have an engine!  That is a thing of beauty, in my eyes.



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WOW! So impressed with the passage of time vs enthusiasm.


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I submitted my car to the Valuations column of Classic Car Weekly (even though it's not finished).  Here's the result.



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Hi Folks,
                I just read through all the posts for this thread - quite amazing.
Well done.

Roger


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Starting to look like a car!



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Impressive or what-good one Ben, Dave and James!


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RBRR is the best car event in the UK, not probably, it is!

1970 GT6 Mk.2: Royal Blue 6 RBRRs (98, 00,02,04,06 & 10), 2 10CRs (03 & 07). 2 HCRs 1 LCC, lots of Autosolos and numerous track days. Bought in 1983, crikey where did the time go! Now running the Roy Lacey cooling system!

1969 2.5Pi Mk.1: Slate Grey 3 10CRs (05,09 & 15), 3 RBRRs (08, 12 & 16), 3 HCRs, 2 LCCs. A few alloy panels, does need the pi kit fitting. Bought April '04. Needs paint! Just fitted some new 7J Minilites-not copies!

1967 Spitfire mk2: Wedgewood Blue. Bought November 2010. Almost seems civilised. Car has done a RBRR (Dave Picton 2010). Blimey, could be on the road soon!
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Didn't quite make it by the first, but looking fantastic.


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10CR 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 2013 - RBRR 1990, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 - Nachtrit 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 - Chinese rally 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - HCR 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 (3rd place), 2014. 2015, 2017

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Didn't quite make it by the first, but looking fantastic.


Yeah, I had a work thing that came up last minute, last week, so I had to push everything 1 week to the right.

Coventry to Bicester yesterday.  Had the car photographed professionally at https://www.micrographix.co.uk/about-us/our-studios/

Then to Oxford, to meet up with some college mates.

Car ran like a champ.  I do need to fiddle with the idle screw when I go out there.  And Dave says that the mixture might need changing, as the engine beds in.  I'm a little bit afraid of that, if I'm honest.  It's been a long time since I've held a spanner or a screwdriver!

Setting off shortly for Surrey.


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Well done all involved, a great story, and a fantastic end of the beginning too!


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I've loved reading this forum thread; thanks for posting over the years. Enjoy your Herald!
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I've loved reading this forum thread; thanks for posting over the years. Enjoy your Herald!


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Hey Ben,

Congratulations on the reunion! What a heart felt story and one that stands true to patience being a virtue.

Would love to see a photo of you with the car. This this would polish this thread off nicely And a throwback to the pic we have all seen of the car with your God Mother.

And thanks to JK and Canley for being the great sports they are, helping to make it all happen.

Cheers
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What a totally awesome thread!


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1970 13/60 Herald Stationwagon - White - PROJECT
1965 Mk1 Morris Mini Almond Green / White Roof tuned 998cc - SOMEONE ELSES STALLED PROJECT
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2006 VW Caddy Life 1.9TDi DSG - FOR SALE
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To square the circle, a few pictures.

First, I drove the car to Regents Park, to meet up with my family.  When my godmother owned the car in the 1960s, she enjoyed driving around the park's inner circle.  She was from rural Ireland, and she said it felt like a little piece of countryside in the middle of central london.




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Then to Southampton Docks...




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Then it showed up at my house.




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I got it legalized in New York State...



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but i didn't want to take off the real plates...



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wonderful!


"Little Red", 13/60 Herald convertible with 1500 engine and O/D, (1/2 2007 10CR, 1/2 2009 10CR and 1 RBRR). March 2013 Back from darkest Norfolk and now very shiny.... 2017 rust coming thru again
"Little Blue", 2.5L GT6 mk3, Didnt do the 2009 10CR as it refuses��to leave East Anglia. Didnt finish 2010 RBRR due to vibration for propshaft and very doggy ignition. Finished the 2011 10CR, getting ready for the 2013 10CR. Broke down up a 2650M mountain. Now with new owner.
"Little Silver" Triumph Acclaim. Now owned by the editor of Triumph World. Since been sold on....
"Big Blue" 1972 blue TR6 the new toy Was fun one 10CR and a trip thru the Alps. Now in Wales.

Back to the Herald (about to get Megasquirted), Jag XK8 and a campervan.
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We have an engine!  That is a thing of beauty, in my eyes.


What is that lovely black engine paint in the block closeups? I can never get mine that shade, it's always too glossy.



If it was made by man, it can be dismantled and rebuilt by man. Usually just not as easily.
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What is that lovely black engine paint in the block closeups? I can never get mine that shade, it's always too glossy.



I honestly couldn't say.  For that information, you'd have to talk to the man of the moment, the legend, the hero: Dave Pearson of Canley Classics.





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Okay, at some point between dropping the car off at Southampton, and it being delivered to my house...the flags on the read wings were purloined.  Annoying, but not the end of the world.

I ordered a couple from Rimmers, and they arrived the other day.  But the posts don't match the holes in the wings!

Slightly annoying, as I'm going to the UK Car Day, in my local city of Rochester, NY this weekend.  (http://ukcarday.com/)

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Break the posts off Ben and use double sided tape.  It's how modern cars badges are fitted nowadays.

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And put some waxoyl on that paint chip!.
S


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Quoted from Mark Hammond
Break the posts off Ben and use double sided tape.  It's how modern cars badges are fitted nowadays.

Mark


Is there a special kind of tape?  Maybe I'll just go to an autoparts store and see what they have.

I'm guessing I can't use the tape my kids use for crafts!


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Auto stores will sell it, 3M manufacture it, I'm sure it's available in the US.

Mark


Herald 1200 Saloon, owned (in the family) from new, Royal Blue/Black trim
[color=purple]MX-5 Z-Sport (Tweaked to 200bhp)2007,
Suzuki Vitara S Auto, Cosmic Black, 2017.
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